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Doxorubicin

Doxorubicin is an anti-cancer (“antineoplastic” or “cytotoxic”) chemotherapy drug


Oncology Name

Doxorubicin


Strength

10mg/50mg


Therapeutic Category

Acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myeloblastic leukemia, Wilms’ tumor


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What is Doxorubicin?

Doxorubicin is an anti-cancer (“antineoplastic” or “cytotoxic”) chemotherapy drug. Doxorubicin is classified as an “anthracycline antiobiotic.” (For more detail, see “How Doxorubicin Works” section below).

What Doxorubicin Is Used For:
• Cancers treated with Doxorubicin include: bladder, breast, head and neck, leukemia (some types), liver, lung, lymphomas, mesothelioma, multiple myeloma, neuroblastoma, ovary, pancreas, prostate, sarcomas, stomach, testis (germ cell), thyroid, uterus.

How Doxorubicin Is Given:

• Doxorubicin is given through a vein by intravenous injection (IV). The syringe needle is placed directly into the vein or central line and the drug is given over several minutes. Doxorubicin can also be given by continuous infusion. Rarely, Doxorubicin is given by injection into an artery. There is no pill form of Doxorubicin.
• Doxorubicin is a vesicant. A vesicant is a chemical that causes extensive tissue damage and blistering if it escapes from the vein. The nurse or doctor who gives Doxorubicin must be carefully trained. If you notice redness or swelling at the IV site while you are receiving Doxorubicin, alert your health care professional immediately.
• The amount of Doxorubicin you will receive depends on many factors, including your height and weight, your general health or other health problems, and the type of cancer you have. Your doctor will determine your exact dosage and schedule.

Side Effects of Doxorubicin:

Important things to remember about the side effects of Doxorubicin:

• You will not get all of the side effects mentioned below.
• Side effects are often predictable in terms of their onset, duration, and severity.
• Side effects are almost always reversible and will go away after therapy is complete.
• Side effects are quite manageable. There are many options to minimize or prevent them.Doxorubicin – Taj Dearob Pharma | Doxorubicin is an anti-cancer (“antineoplastic” or “cytotoxic”) chemotherapy drug. Doxorubicin is classified as an “anthracycline antiobiotic.” (For more detail, see “How Doxorubicin Works” section below).
Doxorubicin – Taj Dearob Pharma | Doxorubicin is an anti-cancer (“antineoplastic” or “cytotoxic”) chemotherapy drug. Doxorubicin is classified as an “anthracycline antiobiotic.” (For more detail, see “How Doxorubicin Works” section below).
Doxorubicin – Taj Dearob Pharma | Doxorubicin is an anti-cancer (“antineoplastic” or “cytotoxic”) chemotherapy drug. Doxorubicin is classified as an “anthracycline antiobiotic.” (For more detail, see “How Doxorubicin Works” section below).

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