Etoposide, Doxorubicin, Vincristine, Cyclophosphamide, Prednisone (EPOCH) for Treatment of Lymphomas

Leu, Lily; Solimando, Dominic A.; Waddell, J. Aubrey
November 2007
Hospital Pharmacy;Nov2007, Vol. 42 Issue 11, p1006
Academic Journal
The article covers issues related to preparation, dispensing and administration of cancer chemotherapy and agents used to treat malignant diseases. Suggestions for acute emesis prophylaxis include a serotonin antagonist and a corticosteroid. Adequate hydration is needed for patients receiving cyclophosphamide to reduce the risk of hemorrhagic cystitis. An antiemetic prescription should be given to patients to treat breakthrough nausea.


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