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Doxorubicin (Doxorubicin) Drug Price and Information

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


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    Drug Name : Doxorubicin

    Doxorubicin(Adriamycin PFS) generic Doxorubicin is a cytotoxic anthracycline antibiotic, prescribed for treating various types of cancer. It works by killing cancer cells.
    More Info about Doxorubicin

    Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017

    Medical condition(s) for which Doxorubicin may be prescribed

    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.

    Side effects of Doxorubicin

    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.

    How to use Doxorubicin?

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

    When Should Doxorubicin not 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 Doxorubicin

    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 Doxorubicin

    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 Doxorubicin

    Store powder at room temperature.

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

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