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Etoposide, Etopophos, Toposar, VePesid, Eposin, VP-16


Etoposide inhibits the enzyme topoisomerase II.

Etoposide is derived from podophyllotoxin, a toxin found in the American Mayapple.


natural antineoplastic, Podophyllum (Mandrake)


Etoposide is a form of chemotherapy for malignancies such as lung cancer, testicular cancer, lymphoma, non-lymphocytic leukemia, and glioblastoma multiforme.

Side Effects

alopecia, anaphylactoid reactions, anemia, anorexia, bronchospasm, fever, headache, hypotension, leukemia, leukopenia, nausea/vomiting, neutropenia, pancytopenia, stomatitis, thrombocytopenia,

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions

Negative interactions:

St JohnÕs Wort
St JohnÕs Wort contains hypericin, which could reverse the therapeutic effect of etopside.




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