Warnings:

Topotecan decreases bone marrow function, an effect that may lead to a low number of blood cells such as red cells, white cells, and platelets. This effect can cause anemia, decrease your body's ability to fight an infection, or cause easy bruising/bleeding. Tell your doctor right away if you develop any of the following symptoms: unusual tiredness, pale skin, signs of infection (such as sore throat that doesn't go away, fever, chills), easy bruising/bleeding.

Your doctor will order blood tests to monitor your bone marrow function while you are using this medication. Keep all medical and lab appointments.

Uses

This medication is used to treat ovarian, lung, or cervical cancer. It is a chemotherapy drug that works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

How to use Hycamtin Vial

This medication is given by a health care professional. It is injected slowly into a vein over 30 minutes. The dosage is based on your medical condition, body size, laboratory tests, and response to treatment.

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