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Drug information on Posid Inj (100 mg) (Etoposide) from Zydus Takeda Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.

Posid Inj (100 mg)

Zydus Takeda Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
Generic : Etoposide
Dhanalakshmi Chinnuswamy
Further Checked by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Posid Inj (100 mg) may be prescribed

Side effects of Posid Inj (100 mg)

   Blood : Decrease in blood counts.

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, tongue inflammation, constipation, abdominal pain, diarrhea and taste alteration.

   Miscellaneous : Weakness, hair loss, chills, fever and dizziness and vein inflammation.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Testicular cancer- Adult: IV- The recommended dose is 50-100 mg/m2/day from days 1-5.
Small cell lung cancer- The recommended dose is 35 mg/m2/day for 4 days to 50 mg/m2/day for 5 days. May repeat course 3-4 weekly.

How to use Posid Inj (100 mg)?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein on an empty stomach.

When is Posid Inj (100 mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)


Warnings and Precautions for Posid Inj (100 mg)

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney disease, bone marrow depression, infections, or blood disorder, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

• It may decrease platelet counts that leads to bleeding; avoid injury or bruising.

• Monitor complete blood counts regularly while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for Posid Inj (100 mg)

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Posid Inj (100 mg)

Store it in refrigerator (2-8°C), do not freeze.

Schedule : H  Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.

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