Mitoxantrone - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Mitoxantrone

Generic Name : Mitoxantrone
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Mitoxantrone are provided here.

Pronunciation : mye-toe-ZAN-trone

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Mitoxantrone, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Mitoxantrone

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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 be taken? (Contraindications)


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°-25°C).

Schedule : H
Prescription drugs - Drugs to be sold only under the prescription of a Registered Medical Practitioner.
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