Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderYou should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking topotecan if you have:
- Any infection
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any bleeding
- A history of interstitial lung disease (ILD)
- Pulmonary fibrosis
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Topotecan and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Topotecan and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Topotecan to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
Dosing InformationThe dose that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your height and weight
- The type of cancer being treated
- How you respond to topotecan (especially whether you develop dangerous side effects)
- Other medications you are taking (your particular chemotherapy regimen)
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Topotecan Dosage for more information.)