How to Take Doxorubicin and Dose of Doxorubicin


Find out how to take Doxorubicin (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Doxorubicin


How it should be taken  

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

Dosage & When it is to be taken

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

When it is 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.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

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

Warnings and Precautions  

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.

Storage Conditions  

Store powder at room temperature.
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