This medication is an anthracycline, prescribed for certain types of breast cancer. It works by killing cancer cells.
Contraindicated in patients with severe liver disease, heart disease, decreased blood counts, and hypersensitivity.
IV- The recommended starting dose is 100 to 120 mg/mē.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver, kidney, or heart problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may reduce platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.
It is not recommended in children.
Avoid contact with people who have infections.
Anemia, decrease in white blood cells and platelets.
Genitourinary : Absence of menstrual period and hot flashes.
Body as a Whole : Weakness and fever.
Gastrointestinal : Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea and loss of appetite.
Eye : Eye inflammation.
Skin : Hair loss, rash, itching and changes in skin color.
♦ Heart: Fast or slow heart rate, AV block, bundle branch block and blood clot events.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it in refrigerator (2° - 8°C). Do not freeze. Protect from light. Discard unused portion.
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