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Composition for ZAVEDOS

Idarubicin(10 mg)

food interaction for ZAVEDOS

alcohol interaction for ZAVEDOS

pregnancy interaction for ZAVEDOS

lactation interaction for ZAVEDOS

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Zavedos 10mg capsule at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Zavedos 10mg capsule 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.
Zavedos 10mg capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Idarubicin(10 mg)


Zavedos 10mg capsule is used in combination with other medications in the treatment of acute non-lymphocytic leukemia (ANLL), also called as acute myelogenous leukemia (AML: a type of cancer of the white blood cells) and breast cancer in advanced stage after failure of treatment with other medications.

How it works

Zavedos 10mg capsule is an anti-cancer drug belonging to a class of medication called anthracyclines. It works by slowing or stopping the replication of cancer cells thereby inhibiting the growth of cancerous tissue.

Common side effects

Joint pain, Blisters on skin, Diarrhoea, Hair loss, Headache, Nausea, Skin rash, Skin redness, Sore mouth, Sore throat, Stomach pain, Vomiting


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Expert advice for ZAVEDOS

  • Inform your doctor if you have or have had heart disease or any gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Men are advised to follow contraceptive measures for at least 3 months after completion of treatment with idarubicin.
  • Vaccination with a live vaccine should be avoided.
  • Liver and kidney function should be evaluated with conventional clinical laboratory tests (using serum bilirubin and serum creatinine as indicators) prior to, and during treatment.
  • Blood uric acid levels, potassium, calcium phosphate, and creatinine should be evaluated after initial treatment.
  • Idarubicin can cause dizziness and, therefore, caution has to be taken before operating an automobile or machinery or engaging in activities requiring mental alertness and coordination.

Frequently asked questions for ZAVEDOS


Q. Is idarubicin a vesicant?
Idarubicin can cause inflammation of the vein in which it is administered; and irritation and ulceration of surrounding tissue, if leakage occurs at the site of intravenous administration.
Q. What is idarubicin used for?
Idarubicin is used in the treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia (a type of cancer of the white blood cells) in combination with other medications and breast cancer in advance stage after failure with other medications. 
Q. How does idarubicin work?
Idarubicin acts by inhibiting the growth of cancer cells.


Content on this page was last updated on 31 March, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)