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I-Dox 50 mg Injection


Overview

Introduction of I-Dox Injection

I-Dox 50 mg 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 50 mg Injection can be used in both adults and children. It is given as injection with extreme caution by a qualified medical professional. It works by interfering with growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed. This stops the spread of cancer cells in the body. Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected with this medicine, other effects may also occur. Some of these may be serious and must be reported to doctor. Other effects like nausea and vomiting, may not be serious but may cause concern.
Inform your doctor immediately if you notice any signs of infection such as fever, sore throat or rash.
It is known to reduce the number of blood cells in your blood thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Infections can sometimes be life threatening. Regular blood tests are required to monitor your blood cells along with kidney, liver and heart function during treatment with this medicine.
It is important to use effective contraception to avoid getting pregnant or fathering a child during treatment. Before taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you want to have a baby in the future.

Uses of I-Dox Injection

I-Dox Injection side effects

Common
  • 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 50 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.

I-Dox Injection related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with I-Dox 50 mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
I-Dox 50 mg 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.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of I-Dox 50 mg Injection during lactation is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
I-Dox 50 mg 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 50 mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of I-Dox 50 mg 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 50 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of I-Dox 50 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of I-Dox 50 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • I-Dox 50 mg 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to I-Dox

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Can we take homeopathy and ayurvedaCan we take homeopathy and ayurveda medicines together to cure cancer
Dr. Sanjay Singh Rai
Cancer Specialist
I have no idea of both combination
I am having Vitiligo , from last one it is growing rapidly I am not understanding what to do Currently i.e. From last 26 days I am taking - 25 mg Dsorolen fort two times in week between 2 days gap and also applying Cosvaate-GM at Night
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Cancer Specialist
Please consult dermatologist, as I am cancer specialist.
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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. Is doxorubicin liposomal a vesicant?

Doxorubicin liposomal is not a vesicant

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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