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Doxorubicin


Trade Names: 
Doxil®
Trade Names: 
Adriamycin®
Trade Names: 
Rubex®

Possible Uses: 
A chemotherapy drug.

Drug Interactions: 
Inj. dexrazoxane can be given to prevent heart toxicities of doxorubicin.

Possible Side Effects: 
Decreased blood counts, temporary hair loss, mouth sores, loss of appetite, flu-like symptoms, heart damage, breathing difficulties, swelling in legs and feet, rash, itching, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. May cause temporary orange or red color in urine and secretions (tears, mucous). When doxorubicin leaks outside the vein severe skin damage can occur.
Last updated on 02/01/2010
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