Teniposide (Vumon)

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General information

Class/mechanism: Topoisomerase II inhibitor. Teniposide inhibits type II topoisomerase, which results in single and double-stranded DNA breaks and DNA-protein crosslinks. It is cell-cycle specific, acting in late S or early G2, preventing cells from entering mitosis. It is dissolved in Cremophor EL (polyoxyethylated castor oil), which may cause hypersensitivity infusion reactions.[1][2]
Route: IV
Extravasation: irritant

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Diseases for which it is used

Diseases for which it was used

Patient drug information

History of changes in FDA indication

History of changes in EMA indication

  • 1976-04-05: EURD

Also known as

  • Code name: VM-26
  • Brand name: Vumon