Etoposide Oral Capsule 50Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Etoposide: Oral capsule (50mg)

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Etoposide 50mg Cap
Mylan Institutional LLC formerly UDL Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: E50 
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Etoposide 50mg Cap
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: E50 
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Vepesid 50mg Cap
Bristol Myers Squibb Oncology Products
Pill Identification: BRISTOL 3091 

What is this Medicine?

ETOPOSIDE, VP-16 (e toe POE side) is a chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat small cell lung cancer and other cancers.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : VePesid: Oral capsule (50mg)
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Etoposide 50mg Capsule

NDC: 003783266
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC)

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Thymic Carcinoma

Storage Information
Refrigerate (between 36 and 46 degrees F)
Protect from freezing
Etoposide 50mg Capsule
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Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: E50 
Shape: capsule
Color: pink

Reported Side Effects for Etoposide 50mg Capsule

Stomach Pain Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Radiation Recall Reaction Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Secondary Malignancy Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Anaphylactoid Reactions Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Decreased Breathing Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
<39.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Breathing Difficulties Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Cyanosis Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Diaphoresis Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vocal Cord Spasm Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Feeling Sick Incidence:
<39.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Anemia Incidence:
<33.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Angioedema Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Cough Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Low White Blood Cells Incidence:
<37.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Nerve Pain Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
1.0-13.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
1.0-20.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Mouth Ulcers Incidence:
1.0-6.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Flushing Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Skin Rash Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
3.0-17.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Metallic Taste Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hair Loss Incidence:
8.0-66.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
10.0-13.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Chills Incidence:
24.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Fever Incidence:
24.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
31.0-43.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
31.0-43.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Etoposide 50mg Capsule

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Etoposide 50mg Capsule(Etoposide)
Grapefruit juice and Etoposide(Etoposide)
Do not take Etoposide, VP-16 and Grapefruit Juice together without talking to your health care provider. Side effects from Etoposide, VP-16 may get worse if you take Grapefruit Juice. Discuss any new or worsening side effects with your health care provider, including unusual bruising or bleeding, unusual tiredness, fever, signs of infection, or severe nausea / vomiting.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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