Daunomycin 20mg Injection

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Pfizer Ltd

Composition for Daunomycin 20mg Injection

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398.92
₹39.89/Injection
10 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Daunomycin Injection

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Uses of Daunomycin Injection

Daunomycin 20mg Injection is used in the treatment of Blood cancer.
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Side effects of Daunomycin Injection

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Nausea, Vomiting, Reduced blood platelets, Ulcer, Infection, Abdominal pain, Loss of appetite, Decreased white blood cell count, Hair loss, Fever, Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets), Fatigue, Anemia, Chills, Diarrhoea, Mucosal inflammation, Febrile neutropenia, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Breathing difficulty.

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How to use Daunomycin Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Daunomycin Injection works

Daunomycin 20mg injection works by damaging the genetic material (DNA) of the cancer cells and stops their growth and multiplication.

In Depth Information on Daunomycin Injection

Expert advice for Daunomycin Injection

  • You must undergo careful examination of functioning of the heart as daunorubicin is known to cause life-threatening heart problems due to damage to heart muscles (myocardium).
  • Daunorubicin should be used cautiously is elderly, children, and patients with high blood pressure (manifest arterial hypertension) due to increased risk of developing heart complications.
  • You may be frequently examined for complete blood-count (blood cells, proteins, hemoglobin), kidney, liver and heart function before and during the course of treatment.
  • Tell your doctor if you have had, have an ongoing or scheduled radiation therapy or X-ray of the chest area. Daunorubicin increases the risk of reactions at the site of radiation therapy (or risk of heart problem if the chest area is involved) and should be used cautiously.
  • You should be monitored for worsening of infections and development of life-threatening infections (e.g. viral infections like herpes zoster) as daunorubicin is known to suppress the activity of the immune system.
  • Liposomal preparation of daunorubicin is not recommended for use in children <18 years.
  • Before starting daunorubicin treatment, make sure that you are free from any side effects of previous chemotherapy (inflammation of the mouth, abnormal blood cell counts and generalized infections).
  • Both partners should take extreme care to avoid pregnancy while on daunorubicin therapy and consult your doctor if you get to know that you are pregnant.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Daunomycin 20mg Injection
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Daunomycin 20mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
Daunomycin 20mg Injection is probably safe to use during lac
tation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Daunomycin 20mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.

Causes episodes of nausea and vomiting, which sometimes can lead to impairment of the ability to dsrive or use machine.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Daunomy
cin 20mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Daunomycin 20mg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Daunorubicin

Yes. Daunomycin is a vesicant (irritant) and can cause severe tissue damage upon extravasation (leaking of injected Daunomycin into the surrounding tissues from the site of administration) when injected
Daunomycin is used in combination with other cancer medications to subside the progression of cancers of the white blood cell (acute myeloid and acute lymphocytic leukemia). Liposomal formulation of Daunomycin is used for the treatment of Kaposi's sarcoma (a type of cancer that causes patches of abnormal tissue to grow under the skin) in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection
Daunomycin comes as a solution or powder to be added to fluid and injected into a vein (intravenous) along with other chemotherapy medications by a doctor who is experienced in giving chemotherapy medications for cancer in a hospital or a clinic
The frequency and duration of Daunomycin treatment depends on the other chemotherapy medications you are taking, how well your body responds to them, and the type of cancer you have
Daunomycin is an anti-cancer drug which belongs to the class, anthracycline cytotoxic antibiotics. The exact mechanism for its clinical effects is not clear; however multiple mechanisms directly interfering with important DNA processes and cell division are thought to be responsible for slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.
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