Generic Name:Teniposide

Vumon is a prescribed medication used in the treatment of cancer. This medication is used with other anti-cancer drugs to treat leukemia and certain cancers. The active ingredient of Teniposide works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells. Vumon is a medicine which is commonly used among children. This medication can also cause a serious allergic reaction and may cause certain severe blood and bone marrow problems (low red blood cells/white blood cells/platelets. This can affect your body's ability to stop bleeding or fight infection. Vumon is used to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia (a type of blood cancer) in children. This medicine is usually given after other cancer medications have been tried without successful treatment.

How to Use Vumon Injections

  • Follow all instructions for proper mixing with the correct IV fluids. Before using, check the product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid.
  • Particles may form while the drug is being given, especially if it is given over many hours. Read the product labeling to learn how to prevent particles from forming/entering the blood.
  • This medication is given by slow injection into a vein by a health care professional over at least 30 to 60 minutes, usually once or twice a week or as directed by your doctor. This medication may cause low blood pressure.

Cautions before Use Vumon Injections

This medicine is not prescribed for those patients who are suffering from Down’s syndrome.

  • You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to the active ingredient or to polyoxyethylated castor oil.
  • Patients suffering from bone marrow suppression cannot take this medication.
  • Those people who have low albumin levels in their blood cannot take this medicine.
  • People who are suffering from liver or kidney problems are suggested to not to take this medication.
  • Patients suffering from current infections, certain virus illnesses like herpes and chickenpox are advised to stay away from this drug.
  • This product contains alcohol. Proper precaution is advised if you have alcohol dependence or suffering from liver disease.
  • This medicine can be dangerous if it gets in your eyes, mouth, or nose, or on your skin. If this occurs, wash your skin with soap and water or rinse your eyes with water immediately.

Vumon Injections Side Effects

The side effects which may arise due to the usage of Vumon are as follows:

  • Fever, chills
  • Itching, wheezing
  • Body aches, flu symptoms, sores in your mouth and throat
  • Easy bruising, or unusual bleeding in nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum
  • Purple or red pinpoint spots under the skin or Pale skin
  • Feeling light-headed or short of breath,
  • Rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating;
  • Fast, uneven or pounding heartbeats, ,
  • Chest pain and tightness, trouble breathing;
  • Severe headache, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion,
  • Pain, burning, irritation, at the injected area
  • Feeling like you might pass out
  • Severe nausea and vomiting

Interactions and Overdose of Vumon Injections

Vumon may interact with cancer medicine, steroids and medicines to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ.

Overdose effects of Vumon may be some of the side effects of this medication and in case of any adverse effects people should contact their healthcare provider immediately.


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