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DOXUTEC 50MG INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 749 for 1 vial(s) (25 ML injection each)
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Composition for DOXUTEC

Doxorubicin (Plain)(50 mg)

food interaction for DOXUTEC

alcohol interaction for DOXUTEC

pregnancy interaction for DOXUTEC

lactation interaction for DOXUTEC

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Doxutec 50mg injection at a fixed time.
Avoid Doxutec 50mg injection with grapefruit juice.
UNSAFE
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Doxutec 50mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Doxutec 50mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for DOXUTEC

Doxorubicin (Plain)(50 mg)

Uses

Doxutec 50mg injection is used in the treatment of blood cancer.

How it works

Doxorubicin is anti-cancer or antineoplastic chemotherapy drug that belongs to a class of medication called anthracyclines. It slows down or stops the growth of cancer cells by interfering with DNA of the cancer cell.

Common side effects

Nausea, Bone-marrow suppression, Cardiomyopathy, Ecg changes, Loss of appetite, Inflammation of the moist tissue that lines several parts of the body, Septicemia, Stomatitis, Vomiting, Sepsis, Hair loss, Free haemoglobin in urine, Chemical cystitis, Diarrhoea

SUBSTITUTES for DOXUTEC

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    Rs. 919.82/injection
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  • ZODOX 50MG INJECTION
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    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 535.71/injection
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    pay 1688% more per injection
  • DOXOREX 50MG INJECTION
    (25 ML injection in vial)
    Samarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 37.14/ML of injection
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    Rs. 928.57
    pay 24% more per ML of injection
  • DOXORUBICIN 50MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 421.77/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 421.77
    pay 1308% more per injection
  • CADRIA 50MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 991.13/injection
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    Rs. 991.13
    pay 3208% more per injection

Expert advice for DOXUTEC

  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart problems or low production of blood cells from the bone marrow.
  • Inform your doctor if you have received doxorubicin or any other anthracycline as anti-cancer therapy or radiation to the upper body.
  • You may need to perform blood count, heart/kidney/liver function tests before therapy.
  • Take precaution while taking doxorubicin as you may develop infection and bleeding episodes.
  • This therapy may cause damage to heart muscle or heart failure, the risk is more if radiation was used as treatment before for upper body.
  • Doxorubicin therapy causes high levels of uric acid in blood, also urine may turn red on therapy and this is not a sign of any damage. 
  • Live or attenuated vaccines (like polio, malaria) should not be taken during therapy and contact with persons who receive them must be avoided.
  • Women who are planning to become pregnant should be counselled about the toxic effect of this drug on babies. They should use two effective methods of contraception while on this therapy and 6 months after stopping it.
  • Men who are going to use this therapy should not father a child while on this therapy and 6 months post it. They should also seek guidance and counselling on sperm conservation before taking this therapy.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as doxorubicin may cause nausea and vomiting.

Frequently asked questions for DOXUTEC

Doxorubicin (Plain)

Q.How does doxorubicin work?
Doxorubicin is anti-cancer or antineoplastic chemotherapy drug that belongs to a class of medication called anthracyclines. It slows down or stops the growth of cancer cells by interfering with DNA of the cancer cell

Q.Is doxorubicin a vesicant?
Yes doxorubicin is a vesicant (irritant).

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)