Thiotepa (Aspen) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) thiotepa. On this page you will find out more about Thiotepa (Aspen), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: thiotepa
Information for medicine and pack size:
Thiotepa (Aspen) 15 mg powder for injection, 1 vial
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
Thiotepa has been tried with varying results in the palliation of a wide variety of neoplastic diseases. However, the most consistent results have been seen in the following tumours: . adenocarcinoma of the breast or ovary; . for controlling intracavitary effusions secondary to diffuse or localised neoplastic diseases of various serosal cavities and . for the treatment of superficial papillary carcinoma of the urinary bladder. While now largely superseded by other treatments, thiotepa has been effective against other lymphomas, such as lymphosarcoma and Hodgkin's disease. Complete response rates of 27% and 48% were obtained with a dose of30mg thiotepa in the treatment of bladder cancer.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||clear 3 mL Type I glass vials with a West Company 1319/4020/25 bromo butyl 20 mm siliconised grey stopper containing white caked mass or powder. Flip cap is a plane blue/silver 200 mm lid.|
|Dosage Form||Injection, powder for|
|Route of administration||Intravesical|
15mg x 1 vial: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Refrigerate,Protect from Light,Do not Freeze|
|Life time||18 Months|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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