Topotecan is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Topotecan is used to treat ovarian cancer, small cell lung cancer, and certain types of cervical cancer. Topotecan may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Topotecan is a drug that is used for treating certain types of ovarian and lung cancer that do not respond well to other types of cancer treatment. Topotecan may cause severe and sometimes fatal bone marrow suppression and blood problems. Topotecan should not be used in patients who have low platelet levels or very low white blood cells.