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In the US, Etoposide (etoposide systemic) is a member of the drug class mitotic inhibitors and is used to treat Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Ovarian Cancer, Small Cell Lung Cancer and Testicular Cancer.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Cytostatic agent: Podophyllotoxin derivative

Chemical Name

4'-Demetylepipodophyllotoxin 9-(4,6-O-etylidene-β-D-glucopyranoside)

Foreign Names

  • Etoposidum (Latin)
  • Etoposid (German)
  • Etoposide (French)
  • Etoposido (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Etoposide (OS: JAN, USAN, DCIT, BAN)
  • Étoposide (OS: DCF)
  • EPE (IS)
  • VP 16213 (IS: Bristol-Myers)
  • Etoposid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Etoposide (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Etoposidum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Etoposide Phosphate (OS: USAN)
  • BMY 40481 (IS: Bristol-Myers)

Brand Names

  • Aside
    Human Care, Egypt
  • Bo Rui
    Haier Group Qingdao No.3, China
  • Celltop
    Baxter, Belgium; Baxter, France
  • Cryosid
    Cryopharma, Mexico
  • DBL Etoposide
    Hospira, Australia; Hospira, New Zealand
  • E.P.S.
    Boryung, Georgia
  • Eposid
    Pharmachemie, Denmark
  • Eposide
    Techno, Bangladesh
  • Epósido
    Blausiegel, Brazil
  • Eposin
    medac, Egypt; medac, Lebanon; Pharmachemie, Malaysia; Pharmachemie, Netherlands; Pharmachemie, Taiwan; Pharmachemie/Teva, Thailand; Teva, Belgium; Teva, Norway; Teva, Sweden; Teva Pharmaceuticals, South Africa
  • Etobion
    Medicus, Greece
  • Etocris
    LKM, Argentina
  • Eto-GRY
    Teva, Germany
  • Etolon
    Celon, Georgia; Celon, India
  • Etomedac
    medac, Germany; medac, Netherlands
  • Etonolver
    Nolver, Venezuela
  • Etopex
    Deva, Turkey
  • Etopophos
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lebanon
  • Etopos
    Lemery, Lithuania
  • Etoposid Actavis
    Actavis Group, Poland
  • Etoposid Ebewe
    Ebewe, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Ebewe, Czech Republic; Ebewe, Estonia; Ebewe, Egypt; Ebewe, Hungary; Ebewe, Israel; Ebewe, Lithuania; Ebewe, Latvia; Ebewe, Oman; Ebewe, Romania; Ebewe, Serbia; Ebewe, Slovakia; Ebewe, Tunisia; Ferron/Ebewe, Indonesia; Sandoz, Denmark; Sandoz, Hong Kong; Sandoz, Sweden; Schumit, Thailand; Ebewe Pharma, Austria; Ebewe, Poland; Ebewe, Turkey
  • Etoposid Fresenius
    Fresenius, Switzerland
  • Etoposid Fresenius Kabi
    Fresenius Kabi, Sweden
  • Etoposid Labatec
    Labatec Pharma, Switzerland
  • Etoposid Mylan
    Mylan, Egypt
  • Etoposid Sandoz
    Sandoz, Belgium; Sandoz, Switzerland
  • Etoposide
    Ebewe, Lebanon; Pharmachemie, Israel
  • Etoposide Accord
    Accord, Netherlands; Accord Healthcare, United Kingdom; Accord Healthcare, Malta; Accord Healthcare, Estonia
  • Etoposide Accord Healthcare
    Accord Healthcare, United States
  • Etoposide Actavis
    Sindan, Bulgaria
  • Etoposide Ben Venue
    Ben Venue, Taiwan
  • Etoposide Chemipharm
    Chemipharm, Greece
  • Etoposide DBL
    Tempo Scan Pacific/Hospira, Indonesia
  • Etoposide DK
    Daiko Seiyaku, Japan
  • Etoposide Ebewe
    Ebewe, Bulgaria; Ebewe, Vietnam
  • Etoposide Fresenius Kabi
    Fresenius, Malta; Fresenius Kabi Oncology, Netherlands
  • Etoposide Gerolymatos
    Aeon, Greece
  • Etoposide Kabi
    Fresenius Kabi, Poland; Fresenius Kabi Oncology, Estonia
  • Etoposide Mylan
    Mylan, Cyprus; Mylan, France; Mylan, Tunisia
  • Etoposide Pfizer
    Pfizer, Finland; Pfizer, Georgia; Pfizer, Croatia (Hrvatska); Pfizer, Singapore; Pfizer Luxembourg, Bosnia & Herzegowina
  • Etoposide Pharmachemie
    Pharmachemie, Taiwan
  • Etoposide Pharmanel
    Pharmanel, Greece
  • Etoposide Pharmaswiss
    PharmaSwiss, Serbia
  • Etoposide Sandoz
    Sandoz, Canada; Sandoz, Croatia (Hrvatska); Sandoz, Italy; Sandoz, Japan; Sandoz, Netherlands
  • Etoposide SN
    Shiono Kemikaru, Japan
  • Etoposide Taiyo
    Teva Seiyaku, Japan
  • Etoposide Teva
    Teva, Hungary; Teva, Lithuania; Teva Canada, Canada; Teva Italia, Italy; Teva Santé, France
  • Etoposide-DBL
    Hospira, Hong Kong
  • Etoposide-Hexal
    Sandoz, South Africa
  • Etoposide-Teva
    Pharmachemie, Serbia; Teva, Czech Republic; Teva, Latvia; Teva, Romania
  • Etoposido
    ASTA Medica, Brazil; Biosintetica, Brazil; Blaú, Colombia; Pharmacia & Upjohn Ltda., Brazil
  • Etoposido Delta Farma
    Delta Farma, Argentina
  • Etoposido Ferrer Farma
    Ferrer Internacional, Spain
  • Etoposido Filaxis
    Filaxis, Argentina
  • Etoposido Glenmark
    Glenmark, Argentina
  • Etoposido Kampar
    Laboratorio Kampar, Chile
  • Etoposido Medicamenta
    Medicamenta Ecuatoriana, Ecuador
  • Etoposido Microsules
    Microsules Arg, Argentina
  • Etoposido Pfizer
    Laboratorio Pfizer de Chile, Chile
  • Etoposido Sandoz
    Sandoz Farmaceutica, Spain
  • Etoposido Teva
    Laboratorio Chile, Chile; Teva, Spain
  • Etoposido Tevagen
    Teva, Spain
  • Etoposido Varifarma
    Varifarma, Argentina
  • Etoposid-Teva
    Med, Turkey
  • Etoposidum-Limin
    Livzon Pharma Group, China
  • Etopozid Accord
    Accord Healthcare, Slovenia
  • Etopozyd Accord
    Accord Healthcare, Poland
  • Etopul
    Eimc, Egypt; Korea United Pharm, Georgia; Korea United Pharma, Philippines; Meizler, Brazil; Novell Pharmaceutical, Indonesia
  • Etosid
    Cemelog-BRS, Bulgaria; Koçak, Turkey; Pharmaceutical, Venezuela
  • Euvaxon
    Tuteur, Argentina
  • Fytosid
    Biogalenic, Venezuela; Farmar, Turkey; Fresenius, Philippines; Fresenius, Taiwan; Fresenius Kabi, Georgia; Fresenius Kabi, Thailand
  • Lastet
    Cancernova, Germany; Dong-A, South Korea; Main Luck Pharmaceutical, China; Nippon, Egypt; Nippon Kayaku, Georgia; Nippon Kayaku, Hong Kong; Nippon Kayaku, Japan; Nippon Kayaku, Lithuania; Nippon Kayaku, Malaysia; Nippon Kayaku, Oman; Nippon Kayaku, Singapore; Nippon Kayaku, Thailand; Nippon Kayaku, Taiwan; Nippon Kayaku, Vietnam; Nippon Kayaku CO. Ltd., Serbia; Onko-Koçsel, Turkey; Refasa, Peru
  • Lastet S
    Nippon Kayaku, Japan
  • Lastet-S
    Dong-A, South Korea
  • MPL Toposid
    MPL, Philippines
  • Oncosid
    United Biotech, Georgia
  • P&U Etoposide
    Pfizer, South Africa; Pharmacia & Upjohn Pty, Lithuania
  • Posid
    Cadila, India; Pharmachemie, Philippines
  • Posyd
    Combiphar/Pharmachemie, Indonesia
  • Riboposid
    Ribosepharm, Germany
  • Sintopozid
    Actavis, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Actavis, Hong Kong; Actavis, Romania; Actavis, Tunisia; Actavis, Turkey; Actavis, Vietnam; S.C. Sindan, Serbia; Sindan, Georgia
  • Topo
    Huons, Thailand
  • Toposin
    Pharmachemie, Netherlands
  • Tosuben
    Pisa, Mexico
  • Vepesid
    2care4, Norway; Abeefe Bristol-Myers Squibb, Peru; Bristol Myers Squibb, Spain; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Austria; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Australia; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Belgium; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Brazil; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Canada; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Switzerland; Bristol-Myers Squibb, China; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Denmark; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Estonia; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Finland; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ireland; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Italy; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Japan; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lebanon; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lithuania; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Netherlands; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Norway; Bristol-Myers Squibb, New Zealand; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Romania; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sweden; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Taiwan; Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical, United Kingdom; Corden Pharma, Serbia; Fisher Farma, Netherlands; GlaxoSmithKline, Egypt; Medcor, Netherlands; Orifarm, Netherlands; P & D, Malta; PharmaSwiss, Croatia (Hrvatska)
  • Vepesid K
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Germany
  • Vépéside
    Novartis, Tunisia
  • VP-Gen
    Bago, Peru; Bioprofarma, Argentina
  • Wei Ke
    Hengrui, China
  • Etopofos
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sweden
  • Etopophos
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Australia; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Switzerland; Bristol-Myers Squibb, China; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Germany; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Egypt; Bristol-Myers Squibb, France; Bristol-Myers Squibb, New Zealand; Bristol-Myers Squibb, United States; Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical, United Kingdom; Kemofarmacija, Slovenia
  • Nexvep
    Bristol-Myers Squibb, Brazil
  • Toposar
    Teva, United States


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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