TENIPOSIDE (Injection) (Injectable)

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TENIPOSIDE (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

TENIPOSIDE (Injection) (Injectable)

TENIPOSIDE (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification

TENIPOSIDE (Injection)

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TENIPOSIDE (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Teniposide (ten-i-POE-side) Treats certain kinds of leukemia and other kinds of cancer.

When To Not Use TENIPOSIDE (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to teniposide or Cremaphor® (polyoxyethylated castor oil).

How Should You Use TENIPOSIDE (Injection) (Injectable)


  • This medicine, like all medicines used to treat cancer, is very strong. Make sure you understand why you are getting it and what the risks and benefits of treatment are. It is important for you to work closely with your doctor.
  • You will receive this medicine while you are in a hospital or chemotherapy treatment center. A nurse or other caregiver trained to give cancer drugs will give your treatment.
  • Your medicine will be given through a tube that is put in a vein, usually in your arm, wrist, or hand, and sometimes in your chest. This is called intravenous (in-tra-VEEN-us), or IV infusion.
  • This medicine is given slowly, so your IV will remain in place for 30 to 60 minutes.
  • You may also receive other medicines to help prevent nausea and vomiting.
  • Do not get the medicine on your skin. If it does, wash the area well with soap and water, and tell your caregiver.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • This medicine needs to be given on a regular schedule. If you miss a dose, call your doctor, home health caregiver, or treatment clinic where you get your treatments for instructions.

Proper TENIPOSIDE (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store TENIPOSIDE (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep TENIPOSIDE (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using TENIPOSIDE (Injection) (Injectable)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also taking sulfamethizole for urinary tract infection.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol while you are using this medicine.
  • Avoid taking aspirin or medicines that contain aspirin (such as some cold medicines) unless you have talked to your doctor.
  • Talk to your doctor before getting any vaccines (such as flu shots).

TENIPOSIDE (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • Do not breastfeed while you are being given this medicine.
  • Before using teniposide, tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease, or any kind of infection.
  • It may be easier for you to get an infection while you are receiving teniposide. Avoid crowds or being near people who have colds, flu, or other infections.
  • This medicine may make your mouth sore and irritated. Brush your teeth with a soft-bristle toothbrush or mouth swab.
  • Chemotherapy causes nausea and/or vomiting in most people, sometimes even after receiving medicines to prevent it. Ask your doctor or nurse about other ways to control these side effects.
  • This medicine may cause birth defects if it is taken by the mother while she is pregnant, or by the father when his sexual partner becomes pregnant.
  • Use two forms of birth control to avoid pregnancy while you are using this medicine and for at least 6 months after your treatment ends. This is very important whether you are a man or a woman.
  • If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor before you start your treatments.

TENIPOSIDE (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Painful mouth sores that keep you from drinking liquids
  • Pain, burning, or swelling where the IV is given
  • Skin rash, itching, or hives
  • Swelling in the lips, face, or tongue
  • Uncontrollable nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Unexplained fever, chills, or sore throat
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Wheezing or trouble breathing
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Hair loss

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Nayara, Nayara - 01/14/2014

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