How Should Topotecan Be Stored?

Topotecan capsules must be stored in the refrigerator. Topotecan vials (for IV use) should be stored at room temperature before mixing. Once mixed, they are good (at room temperature) for 24 hours only.

Is There a Generic Version?

Currently, the IV (but not the oral) form of this medication is available in generic form.
(Click Generic Hycamtin for more information.)

Who Makes Topotecan?

Brand-name topotecan (Hycamtin) is made by GlaxoSmithKline. Generic versions are made by various manufacturers.

Available Strengths

This medication comes in the following strengths and forms:
  • Topotecan 0.25 mg capsules
  • Topotecan 1 mg capsules
  • Topotecan 4 mg single-dose vials (to be mixed with sterile water for injection).
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