Doxorubicin Injection 10 mg 1 Vial

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Drug Strength: 10 mg
Drug Form : Injection
Pack Size : 1 vial
Does this requires a prescription ?Yes

Doxorubicin Injection contains Doxorubicin | belongs to Cytotoxic antibiotic

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    How it works

    Doxorubicin Injection 10 mg 1 Vial works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

    Side effects

    Major & minor side effects for Doxorubicin Injection 10 mg 1 Vial

    • Decrease in white blood cells and platelets severe
    • Pain at the injection site severe
    • Fever with chills severe
    • Skin rash severe
    • Hair loss
    • Nausea and Vomiting
    • Mouth ulcers
    • Loss of appetite
    • Diarrhea
    • Weight loss

    Uses of Doxorubicin Injection 10 mg 1 Vial

    What is it prescribed for?

    • Ovarian Cancer

      Doxorubicin Injection 10 mg 1 Vial 50 mg Injection is used in the treatment of the cancer that affects the female reproductive system.

    • Breast Cancer

      Doxorubicin Injection 10 mg 1 Vial 50 mg Injection is used in the treatment of breast cancer.

    • Hodgkin's Disease

      Doxorubicin Injection 10 mg 1 Vial 50 mg Injection is used in the treatment of cancer that affects the immune system.

    • Multiple Myeloma

      Doxorubicin Injection 10 mg 1 Vial 50 mg Injection is used in the treatment of cancer that affects the plasma cells (a type of blood cell) inside the bone marrow.

    Concerns

    Frequently asked questions

    • Onset of action

      The peak levels of this medicine can be reached immediately after intravenous injection.

    • Duration of Effect

      The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 1 to 2 days

    • Safe with Alchohol?

      Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit forming tendency has been reported.

    • Usage in pregnancy?

      This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women.

    • Usage while breast-feeding?

      This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.

    When not to use?

    • Allergy

      Not recommended in patients with known history of allergy to Doxorubicin Injection 10 mg 1 Vial 50 mg Injection.

    Warnings

    Warnings for special population
    • Pregnancy

      This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women.

    • Breast-feeding

      This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.

    General Warnings
    • Effect on heart

      Doxorubicin Injection 10 mg 1 Vial 50 mg Injection may increase the risk of toxic effects on the heart and could lead to acute left ventricular failure. Patients with history of heart disease need close monitoring while receiving this medicine.

    • Infections

      The chances of infections occurring are more in patients receiving this medicine. Hold the chemotherapy and start with broad-spectrum antibiotics if there are any signs and symptoms of fever. Close monitoring of the body temperature and the blood cell count is necessary in such cases.

    • Blood cell count

      Doxorubicin Injection 10 mg 1 Vial 50 mg Injection is known to lower the white blood cell count (neutrophils) in patients with risk factors such as pre-existing diseases or medicines. Close monitoring of blood cell count is necessary. Do not start the treatment if the blood cell count is low.

    • Secondary oral neoplasms

      Doxorubicin Injection 10 mg 1 Vial 50 mg Injection is known to increase the risk of secondary cancers, most frequently in the mouth. Close monitoring of symptoms like mouth ulcers, bleeding is necessary. The treatment should be discontinued if secondary cancer develops.

    Dosage

    • Missed Dose

      It is advised that you do not miss any dose. If you miss any dose, you should contact your doctor immediately.

    • Overdose

      Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

    Interactions

    Interaction with Medicines
    • Clozapine severe
    • Diltiazem moderate
    • Live attenuated vaccines and related products severe
    • Dexamethasone moderate

    General Instructions

    Take Doxorubicin Injection 10 mg 1 Vial 50 mg Injection under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. It should be given with other chemotherapy agents in multiple cycles. It is important to receive every scheduled dose for better cancer suppression. The blood cell counts should be monitored before initiating the treatment. Close monitoring of heart function is necessary while receiving this medicine.

    Other details

    • Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor
    • To be taken as instructed by doctor
    • Does not cause sleepiness

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    How to use Doxorubicin Injection 10 mg 1 Vial

    IV: Administer IV push over 1-2 min or IVP Bolus. Infusion via central venous line recommended. Reconstitute lyophilized powder with NS to a final concentration of 2 mg/mL as follows. Further dilution in D5W or NS is stable for 48 hours at room temperature (25°C) when protected from light. Unstable in solutions with a pH lt; 3 or gt; 7.
    Standard IV Dilution: IVP: Dose/syringe (concentration: 2 mg/mL). IVP Bolus: Dose 50-100 mL D5W or NS.
    Compatibility: Stable in D5W, LR, NS.

    what are the adverse effects of Doxorubicin Injection 10 mg 1 Vial?

    Alopecia, stomatitis, myelosuppression or GI disorders (nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea), tachycardia, ECG changes.

    What happens if I miss a dose of Doxorubicin Injection 10 mg 1 Vial?

    Acute lymphoblastic & myeloblastic leukaemia/Wilms’ tumour/neuroblastoma/ soft tissue & bone sarcomas/breast, ovarian, bronchogenic, bladder, thyroid, & gastric carcinoma/Hodgkin’s disease/ malignant lymphoma: Monotherapy: 60-75 mg/m² IV every 21 day. Combination Therapy: 40-60 mg/m² IV every 21-28 days.

    One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Doxorubicin Injection 10 mg 1 Vial. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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