Thioplex Chemotherapy Information
As a type of chemotherapy treatment, Thioplex® (thiotepa) is approved to treat a number of different types of cancer, such as Hodgkin's disease, breast cancer, and bladder cancer, just to name a few. It is also used when certain cancers have caused fluid to accumulate around body cavities, such as the lungs or abdomen (stomach).
It comes as an injection that is given into a vein (intravenously, by IV) once every one to four weeks. The drug can also be injected directly into the body cavities. Side effects are possible and may include fatigue, weakness, and vomiting.
If your healthcare provider recommends chemotherapy treatment with Thioplex, he or she will need information on your medical history and any other medications, vitamins, or supplements you are using. You should also tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or have any allergies.
(To learn more about this chemotherapy medicine, click Thioplex. This full-length article provides more information, including details on how this product works, what to expect during treatment, and other important warnings and precautions.)