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I-Dox 50mg Injection

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Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Product introduction

I-Dox 50mg Injection is used in the treatment of some kinds of cancer. It is also used in the treatment of breast cancer, where there is an increased cardiac risk. It can be used on its own, or sometimes given together with certain other medicines as part of combination chemotherapy.

I-Dox 50mg Injection can be used in both adults and children. It is given as injection into vein with extreme caution by a qualified medical professional. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to. It makes contraceptive pills less effective, so it advised to use reliable contraception during and after 6 months of the treatment.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, rash, weakness, low blood platelets. If they do not go away or get worse, tell your doctor. There may be ways of preventing or reducing these effects. It is very strong medicine and some people may develop serious side effects while taking it. This medicine may lead to problems with your blood, liver or heart. Your doctor will advise you regular blood tests to check for these.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have liver disease. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of I-Dox Injection

Benefits of I-Dox Injection

In Cancer

I-Dox 50mg Injection helps to treat certain kinds of cancer. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat cancer in various parts of the body. It relieves the symptoms of breast cancer such as breast lumps, bloody discharge from nipples or changes in the shape or texture of the breast. I-Dox 50mg Injection kills or stops the growth of cancer cells and also prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. It is a potent and very toxic medicine and you should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. You should avoid drinking alcohol while having this treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

Side effects of I-Dox Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of I-Dox

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rash
  • Weakness
  • Low blood platelets
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Constipation
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
  • Diarrhea
  • Painful blisters on hands and feet

How to use I-Dox Injection

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

How I-Dox Injection works

I-Dox 50mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by damaging the genetic material (DNA) of the cancer cells and stops their growth and multiplication.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with I-Dox 50mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
I-Dox 50mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of I-Dox 50mg Injection during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
I-Dox 50mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
I-Dox 50mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of I-Dox 50mg Injection is recommended.
Caution is advised in patients with severe kidney disease as the information available is limited for use of this medicine in these patients.
Liver
CAUTION
I-Dox 50mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of I-Dox 50mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of I-Dox 50mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Quick tips

  • I-Dox 50mg Injection helps treat cancer of the breast, blood, and ovaries.
  • It is given through a drip into a vein (intravenous infusion) by a doctor or nurse.
  • It may make you feel tired or sleepy. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how it affects you.
  • Use a reliable contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy while you are taking this medicine and for 6 months after stopping treatment.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice sores, discolouration or any discomfort in your mouth.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor your blood cells, liver, and heart function during treatment with this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you notice any signs of infection such as fever, sore throat or rash.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Anthracycline Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI NEOPLASTICS
Action Class
Alkaloids-cytotoxic agents

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FAQs

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. What is liposomal doxorubicin?

The molecules of doxorubicin are coated in a fatty capsule called as liposome. This liposome protects the body and allows the doxorubicin to remain in the blood circulation for a longer duration. This means that more amount of drug can be delivered to the cancer cells with less side effects.

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References

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  2. Chu E, Sartorelli AC. Cancer Chemotherapy. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. p. 952.
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Getwell Pharma, 474, Udyog Vihar, Phase-V, Gurgaon-122016, Haryana, India
Country of origin: India
Expires on or after: October, 2022

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