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  Doxomed is a cytotoxic anthracycline antibiotic, prescribed for treating various types of cancer. It works by killing cancer cells.

Drug information on   Doxomed (Doxorubicin) from Cipla Limited


Cipla Limited
Generic : Doxorubicin
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Medical Condition(s) for which   Doxomed may be prescribed

Side effects of   Doxomed

   Severe Effects : Heart failure and gastrointestinal bleeding.

   Gastrointestinal : Loss of appetite, abdominal pain, dehydration, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.

   Skin : Pigmentation, rash, itching and light sensitivity.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult- IV- The recommended dose is 60-75 mg once in 21 days or 30 mg daily for 3 days every four weeks.

How to use   Doxomed?

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

When is   Doxomed not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with heart problem, who have previously received treatment with other anticancer medicines, decreased blood counts, bone marrow depression and hypersensitivity.

Warnings and Precautions for   Doxomed

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart or blood vessel disease or liver problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may reduce platelet counts which leads to severe bleeding; avoid bruising and bleeding.

• Avoid vaccination while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for   Doxomed

Avoid contact with persons with known infections.
Do not drink alcoholic beverages or take drugs containing aspirin because these can cause gastric bleeding.

Storage Conditions for   Doxomed

Store powder at room temperature.

Schedule : G  Drugs that are to be used only under medical supervision.

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