Thiotepa injection is a chemotherapy medication used to treat various types of cancer, including bladder, breast, lung, and ovarian cancer. It belongs to a class of drugs called alkylating agents, which work by interfering with DNA replication and cell division.
The medication is administered by intravenous infusion or injection in a healthcare setting, usually once a week or every two to four weeks, depending on the specific type of cancer being treated and other individual factors.
Thiotepa injection may cause some side effects, including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, hair loss, and increased risk of infection. It may also cause more serious side effects, such as low blood cell counts or kidney or liver problems. If you experience any severe or persistent side effects, be sure to contact your doctor or healthcare provider.
As with any cancer medication, Thiotepa injection may not be suitable for everyone. It is important to discuss any medical conditions, allergies, or other medications you may be taking with your healthcare provider before starting treatment. It is also important to inform your healthcare provider if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, as the medication may harm an unborn or nursing baby.