What is Dexamethasone-cyclophosphamide-etoposide-cisplatin (DCEP)?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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See also: Cisplatin Cyclophosphamide Etoposide

Dexamethasone-cyclophosphamide-etoposide-cisplatin, also known as DCEP, is a regimen that may be used for the treatment of multiple myeloma. It contains the anticancer agents cyclophosphamide, etoposide, and cisplatin along with dexamethasone, a corticosteroid.

Side effects

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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Dexamethasone-cyclophosphamide-etoposide-cisplatin (DCEP)

Side effect Patients
Feeling of heart pounding 1
Hearing loss in left ear 1
Overwhelming fatigue 1
Upset stomach 1

Why patients stopped taking Dexamethasone-cyclophosphamide-etoposide-cisplatin (DCEP)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Dexamethasone-cyclophosphamide-etoposide-cisplatin (DCEP)

Duration

Stopped taking Dexamethasone-cyclophosphamide-etoposide-cisplatin (DCEP)

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
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Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
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Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
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There are no evaluations for Dexamethasone-cyclophosphamide-etoposide-cisplatin (DCEP).