Etoposide injection is used together with other cancer medicines to treat cancer of the testicles and small cell lung cancer. It is also sometimes used to treat some other types of cancer in both males and females.

Etoposide belongs to a group of medicines known as antineoplastic agents. The precise way that etoposide acts against cancer is unknown. However, it seems to intermeddle with the growth of the cancer cells, which are ultimately destroyed.

Since the growth of normal body cells might also be affected by etoposide, other effects will also happen. Some of these might be serious and must be reported to your doctor. Other effects, such as hair loss, might not be severe but might cause concern.

Some effects may not happen until months or years after the medicine is used. Before you start treatment with etoposide, you and your doctor must talk about the benefits of this medicine as well as the risks of using it.

This medication is only available under the prescription of your doctor.


The product is available in the following dosing forms:

  1. Solution
  2. Powder for Solution