Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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General Information on Mitoxantrone

Generic Name : Mitoxantrone

Pronunciation : mye-toe-ZAN-trone

Latest prescription information about Mitoxantrone. 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.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Mitoxantrone

India : 

International : 

ovantrone

Why is Mitoxantrone Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for metastatic breast cancer, acute myeloid leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.  It works by stopping the growth and spread of cancer cells.

When should Mitoxantrone not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Mitoxantrone?

Adult- IV- The recommended dose is 10-12 mg/m2.

How should Mitoxantrone 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 Mitoxantrone?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of chickenpox, herpes, bone marrow depression, liver problems, heart problems, gout, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Avoid contact with people who have infections.

It may reduce platelet counts; avoid bruising and injury.

Monitor complete blood cell counts, liver function tests, blood chemistry, pregnancy tests, uric acid levels, and heart function regularly while taking this medication.

It should not be used in children.

What are the side effects of Mitoxantrone?

   Most Common : Nausea, hair loss, menstrual disorder, absence of menstrual period, upper respiratory tract infection, urinary tract infection, mouth ulcer, abnormal heart rhythm, diarrhea, ECG abnormal, constipation, back pain and headache.

What are the other precautions for Mitoxantrone?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Mitoxantrone?

Store it at controlled room temperature (15-25C).


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