Class/mechanism: Alkylator, ethylenimine-type, similar to nitrogen mustards. Ethylenimine radicals are released, which alkylates at the N7 position of guanine, resulting in the linkage between the purine and sugar being severed, and subsequent cell damage and death.
Route: IV, intravesicular, intracavitary; (off-label: IT)
Extravasation: irritant or neutral, depending on reference
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Diseases for which it is used
Patient drug information
- Patient counseling information can be found in the Thiotepa (Thioplex/Tepadina) package insert
- Thiotepa (Thioplex) patient drug information (Chemocare)
- Thiotepa (Thioplex) patient drug information (UpToDate)
History of changes in FDA indication
- 3/9/1959: Initial FDA approval
Also known as
Tepadina, Thioplex, TESPA, Thiophosphoamide, or TSPA.