Precautions and Warnings With Topotecan

Who Should Not Take Topotecan?

You should not take topotecan if you:
 
  • Are allergic to Hycamtin, topotecan, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
     
  • Have significant bleeding or severe bone marrow depression. Your blood counts must "recover" before starting or continuing with topotecan.
     
  • Are breastfeeding or pregnant.
     

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which this drug should not be taken, as well as several safety issues people should be aware of before starting treatment. However, it is possible that not all of the topotecan warnings and precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, talk with your healthcare provider about the specific issues that may apply to you.
 
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