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Daunoside 20 mg Injection


Overview

Uses of Daunoside Injection

Daunoside Injection side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Low 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 (low number of red blood cells)
  • Chills
  • Diarrhea
  • Mucosal inflammation
  • Febrile neutropenia
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
  • Breathing difficulty

How to use Daunoside Injection

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

How Daunoside Injection works

Daunoside 20 mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by damaging the genetic material (DNA) of the cancer cells and stops their growth and multiplication.

Daunoside Injection related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Daunoside 20 mg 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.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Daunoside 20 mg Injection is unsafe to use during lactation. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
Driving
Daunoside 20 mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Daunoside 20 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Daunoside 20 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Daunoside 20 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Daunoside 20 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Daunoside 20 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Daunoside 20 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Daunoside

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suggest any medicine to recover from low haemoglobin .I have blood cancer and heart problems too. My haemoglobin remains between 8 - 10 .Suggest me some remedy to rise and maintain the minimum haemoglobin of 12 ?
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Regularly take kwath of bhuiamla 20 ml twice, tablet abhrlauh 20 ml twice after meal
Medicine for first stage blood cancer
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
Need to consult face to face , kindly consult to ayurvedic doctor at your local city.
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FAQs

Q. Is Daunoside a vesicant?

Yes. Daunoside is a vesicant (irritant) and can cause severe tissue damage upon extravasation (leaking of injected Daunoside into the surrounding tissues from the site of administration) when injected

Q. What is Daunoside used for?

Daunoside 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 Daunoside 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

Q. How is Daunoside administered?

Daunoside 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

Q. How often is Daunoside given?

The frequency and duration of Daunoside treatment depends on the other chemotherapy medications you are taking, how well your body responds to them, and the type of cancer you have

Q. How does Daunoside work?

Daunoside 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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References
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  2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 362-63.
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