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Doxorubicin (Plain)

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Doxorubicin (Plain) Uses

Doxorubicin (Plain) is used in the treatment of blood cancer.

How Doxorubicin (Plain) works

Doxorubicin (Plain) is an anti-cancer medication. It works by suppressing the activity of an enzyme (topoisomerase II) involved in DNA multiplication of the cancer cells. It also forms harmful chemicals (free radicals) which cause DNA damage. This slows the growth of cancer cells and eventually kills them.

Common side effects of Doxorubicin (Plain)

Increased bleeding tendency, Vomiting, Hair loss, Decreased appetite, Nail disorder, Increased thirst, Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats), Mouth sore, Stomach pain, Eye disorder, Allergic reaction, Nausea
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Expert advice for Doxorubicin (Plain)

  • Doxorubicin (Plain) is given as an injection into the vein under the supervision of a doctor.
  • Do not skip any dose and complete the course as suggested by your doctor.
  • Use an effective method of birth control to avoid pregnancy while taking this medication.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor your electrolyte levels, liver function, blood cell count in your blood.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience fever, chills, shortness of breath and swelling of face or lips. 

Frequently asked questions for Doxorubicin (Plain)

Doxorubicin (Plain)

Q. How does doxorubicin work?

Doxorubicin is anti-cancer or antineoplastic chemotherapy drug that belongs to a class of medications called anthracyclines. It slows down or stops the growth of cancer cells by interfering with DNA of the cancer cells. This helps treat the cancer.

Q. Is doxorubicin a vesicant?

Yes doxorubicin is a vesicant (irritant).


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