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Peg-Doxorub Injection

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

Product introduction

Peg-Doxorub 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.

Peg-Doxorub 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 Peg-Doxorub Injection

Benefits of Peg-Doxorub Injection

In Cancer

Peg-Doxorub 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. Peg-Doxorub 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 Peg-Doxorub 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 Peg-Doxorub

  • 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 Peg-Doxorub Injection

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

How Peg-Doxorub Injection works

Peg-Doxorub 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 Peg-Doxorub Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Peg-Doxorub 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 Peg-Doxorub Injection during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Peg-Doxorub 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
Peg-Doxorub Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Peg-Doxorub 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
Peg-Doxorub Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Peg-Doxorub Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Peg-Doxorub Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Quick tips

  • Peg-Doxorub 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

Patient concerns

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Iam having three pegs brandy daily .am having lantus insulin&amaryl m aftefood.anyproblems
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
Reduce to 1 peg 30 ml twice a week
I m regular drinker only 3 peg daily how to manage my suger level. After drink if I have medicine will it be effective
Dr. Sanjay Bhatt
Physician
It will be effective but reduce drink to one peg that is 30 mlA person can control his or her sugar levels by regular exercise and walk or regular aerobic exercises at least 30 to 45 minutes per day.MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY THAT IS TO MAINTAIN CALORIES INTAKE AS PER BMI .TAKE HELP OF DIABETIC EDUCATOR. VISIT YOU DOCTOR AND LOW ALL WHAT DOCTOR SUGGESTED.IN TIME ALL ROUTINE INVESTIGATIONS SHOULD BE DONE.you souls not treat it as disease but start of a healthy life.Uncontrolled sugar levels for long time leads to lower limb weakness which is neuropathy and which is followed by foot ulcers and other complications.online prescription is not allowed without seeing pt.so contact doctor nearby for any change or dose adjustment or visit my clinic at gurgaon sector 52 RdCity snergy multi speciality clinic near SRS MARKET
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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

  1. Chabner BA, Bertino J, Cleary J, et al. Cytotoxic Agents. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. pp. 1714-15.
  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.
  3. 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. 431-33.
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Manufacturer/Marketer address

INNOVA HOUSE, Plot No- 1020 , Behind Metro Depot, Mundka, New Delhi-41, India – 110041
Country of origin: India
Expires on or after: May, 2023

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