Brand Names : Hycamtin
Topotecan (toe-poe-TEE-kan) belongs to the group of medicines known as antineoplastics.
It is used to treat cancer of the ovaries and certain types of lung cancer.
Topotecan interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually
destroyed. Since the growth of normal cells may also be affected by the medicine,
other effects may also occur. Some of these may be serious and must be reported
to your doctor. Other effects, like hair loss, may not be serious but may
cause concern. Some effects may occur after treatment with topotecan has been
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the
following dosage form(s):
Injection (U.S. and Canada)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
In Canada -