topotecan - injection, Hycamtin
GENERIC NAME: TOPOTECAN - INJECTION (TOE-poe-TEE-kan)
BRAND NAME(S): Hycamtin
WARNING: Topotecan may cause very serious (possibly fatal) blood disorders (decreased bone marrow function leading to low number of blood cells such as white cells, red cells, and platelets). This effect can decrease your body's ability to fight an infection, cause your body to bruise or bleed easier, or cause anemia. Tell your doctor if you develop any of the following conditions: signs of an infection (such as fever, persistent sore throat), easy bruising/bleeding, unusual tiredness, fast/pounding heartbeat.
You will be closely monitored (e.g., with frequent blood tests) by your doctor while using this medication. Keep all medical and laboratory appointments.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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