Doxorubicin Injection: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Composition & More - Zoylo
INFORMATION ABOUT DOXORUBICIN
DOXORUBICIN belongs to the class of cytotoxics. DOXORUBICIN is used to various cancers such as lung and breast cancers, leukemia (blood cancer) and malignant lymphomas.
• Lack of appetite
• Hair loss
It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOXORUBICIN
• Do not self-administer. DOXORUBICIN is given only given by a doctor or nurse.
• You are recommended to take effective birth control measures to avoid pregnancy while on treatment with DOXORUBICIN as DOXORUBICIN might cause birth defects.
• You are recommended to have regular blood tests while taking DOXORUBICIN to monitor functioning of liver and uric acid levels.
• Inform your doctor before talking DOXORUBICIN if you had or have vaccinations, severe liver or heart problems.
• Keep your doctor informed if you have ever used DOXORUBICIN or other chemotherapy drugs such as epirubicin, daunorubicin, pharmorubicin or idarubicin as previous treatment with these medicines may result in increased risk of side effects with DOXORUBICIN.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How does DOXORUBICIN work? A. DOXORUBICIN is a cytotoxic agent used in chemotherapy. DOXORUBICIN works by inhibiting the growth of cancer cells leading to their death. DOXORUBICIN helps by killing only selective cancer cells and not healthy cells in the body thereby treats various cancers.
Q. How is DOXORUBICIN administered? A. DOXORUBICIN is administered as an intravenous (into a vein) infusion (drip) by a doctor or nurse.
Q. Does DOXORUBICIN cause hair loss? A. Yes, DOXORUBICIN may cause hair loss as a common side effect of chemotherapy drugs. In men, beard growth may stop. However, after completion of the course hair regrows.
Q. Is DOXORUBICIN safe for children? A. DOXORUBICIN is safe for children if used under proper medical supervision because there may be increased risk of delayed cardiotoxicity after administration of DOXORUBICIN. Regular cardiac tests are recommended to monitor such effects.
Q. Can I take cyclosporine while taking DOXORUBICIN? A. No, you are not recommended to take cyclosporine while taking DOXORUBICIN as taking together might lead to fits, prolonged decrease in blood cells and bone marrow. However, consult a doctor before taking other medicines with DOXORUBICIN.