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What should I know about teniposide before taking it?

Teniposide can be dangerous for anyone with liver disease, kidney disease, bone marrow suppression, active infection, Down syndrome or low albumin levels. Teniposide can lower the immune system and increase the chance of infections. Children taking teniposide should avoid contact with people who are sick with a cold, flu or other virus. They should not have a vaccine that contains live virus and should avoid contact with people who have just been vaccinated. If teniposide accidentally comes into contact with skin, it should be washed with soap and warm water. Teniposide is dangerous to the fetus and should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women.

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