POSID 50 MG CAPSULE

SKU: AH_ONC_6171 Category:

Generic : Etoposide (50mg)

Treatment : Small Cell Lung Cancer ,Testicular Cancer

Pack size  : 8 (Capsule)

Manufacturer : Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$9.73

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Posid 50mg Capsule is used to treat different cancers of lung, and testicles. It is also sometimes used to treat some other kinds of cancer in both men and women. It can be used on its own, or sometimes given together with certain other medicines as part of combination chemotherapy.

Posid 50mg Capsule should be taken on an empty stomach, but take it at the same time to get the most benefit. It should be taken as your doctor’s advice. The dose and how often you take it depends on what you are taking it for. Your doctor will decide how much you need to improve your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water. You should take this medicine for as long as it is prescribed for you. It can lower your immunity, hence maintain distance from people suffering from cold and any other infection.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have liver or kidney disease, or if have been on radiation therapy. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Your doctor may check you for blood cells and liver functioning while taking this medicine.

 

BENEFITS OF POSID CAPSULE

In Small cell lung cancer

Small cell lung cancer is a fast-growing type of lung cancer commonly caused by smoking that starts with small tumors in the lungs but eventually spreads to the other parts of the body as well. Posid 50mg Capsule helps treat such types of cancer and may be given alone or in combination with other medicines. It is a potent and very toxic medicine and you should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. You should avoid drinking alcohol while having this treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

In Testicular cancer

Testicular cancer is the cancer in the male organs called testicles, that make male hormones and sperm. The testicles are located inside a loose bag of skin (scrotum) underneath the penis. Posid 50mg Capsule kills or stops the growth of cancer cells and also prevents the multiplication of cancer cells in men. It is given as an injection by a doctor or nurse and should not be self-administered.

 

HOW TO USE POSID CAPSULE

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Posid 50mg Capsule is to be taken empty stomach.

 

HOW POSID CAPSULE WORKS

Posid 50mg Capsule is an anti-cancer medication. It works by suppressing the activity of an enzyme (topoisomerase II) involved in DNA multiplication of the cancer cells. This slows the growth of cancer cells and eventually kills them.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

warnings

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Posid 50mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Posid 50mg Capsule is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
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Breast feeding

UNSAFE
Posid 50mg Capsule is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving

SAFE
Posid 50mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney

CAUTION
Posid 50mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Posid 50mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Posid 50mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with end-stage kidney disease.
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Liver

CAUTION
Posid 50mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Posid 50mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Posid 50mg Capsule is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

 

INTERACTION WITH DRUGS

  • CIPROFLOXACIN
  • CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE
  • PACLITAXEL
  • PEGFILGRASTIM
  • FILGRASTIM

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Posid

  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets)
  • Decreased white blood cell count
  • Diarrhea
  • Hair loss
  • Liver damage
  • Low blood platelets
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
  • Vomiting

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 8

pack form  – capsule

MORE INFORMATION

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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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