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General Information on Epirubicin

Generic Name : Epirubicin

Pronunciation : EH-pih-ROO-bih-sin

Latest prescription information about Epirubicin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Why is Epirubicin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an anthracycline, prescribed for certain types of breast cancer. It works by killing cancer cells.

When should Epirubicin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with severe liver disease, heart disease, decreased blood counts, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Epirubicin?

IV- The recommended starting dose is 100 to 120 mg/mē.

How should Epirubicin be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.

What are the warnings and precautions for Epirubicin?

• 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.

What are the side effects of Epirubicin?

•   Blood : 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.

What are the other precautions for Epirubicin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Epirubicin?

Store it in refrigerator (2° - 8°C). Do not freeze. Protect from light. Discard unused portion.


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