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Natdox-LP 20 mg Injection

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Composition for Natdox-LP 20 mg Injection

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Primary uses of Natdox-LP 20 mg Injection

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10 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Natdox-LP Injection

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Uses of Natdox-LP Injection

Natdox-LP 20 mg Injection is used in the treatment of blood cancer.
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Natdox-LP Injection side effects

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Side Effects of Natdox-LP are 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), Diarrhoea, Painful blisters on hands and feet.

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How to use Natdox-LP Injection

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

How Natdox-LP Injection works

Natdox-LP 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.

In Depth Information on Natdox-LP Injection

Expert advice for Natdox-LP Injection

  • Inform your doctor if you have heart or liver disease or have sores, discolouration or discomfort in the mouth.
  • You may need dose adjustment if you are suffering from diabetes.
  • Inform your doctor if you had your spleen removed due to Kaposi’s sarcoma, history of heart problems or low production of blood cells from the bone marrow as this may lead to higher risk of infection.
  • 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 taking the 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 after prolonged therapy or if radiation was used as treatment before.
  • Doxorubicin therapy causes high levels of uric acid in blood which should be treated. Also urine may turn red on therapy and this is not a sign of any damage.
  • Live or attenuated vaccines 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 2 years 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.
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Natdox-LP Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Natdox-LP Injection
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Natdox-LP 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
No information is available on the use of Natdox-LP 20 mg Injection during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Natdox-LP 20 mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Natdox-LP 20 mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Natdox-LP 20 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
Natdox-LP 20 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Natdox-LP 20 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Natdox-LP 20 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Natdox-LP Injection

Frequently asked questions about Doxorubicin (Liposomal)

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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