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Regimen Information

For ESHAP, including Side Effects


Drugs in this Regimen:

For the treatment of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

How ESHAP chemotherapy is given and possible side effects.

ESHAP for the treatment of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

ESHAP is the acronym for a chemotherapy regimen used in the treatment of non-hodgkin’s lymphoma. The regimen is made up of four drugs: Etoposide (VePesid), Methylprednisolone, Cytarabine, and Cisplatin.


  • Nausea & Vomiting

  • Risk of Infection

  • Anemia

  • Bleeding

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Community Responses

Often, the most helpful information regarding treatment side effects comes not from clinical brochures, but rather from other patients like you. We've collected the most helpful community resources to help you prepare for the side effects and coping tips for your chemotherapy regimen.

What side effects did you experience while on this medication?

Hi, I'm madgardner

Hair loss, nausea, weakness, loss of bladder control.

Managed by “grin and bear it”

  • Tue Mar 26, 2013

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What were the specific side effects that you experienced while taking this medication? How did you manage them?

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Treatment Overview

This chemotherapy regimen is commonly used to treat:

Other chemotherapy regimens for the treatment of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma:

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