Information about Epirubicin
Epirubicin is used in the treatment of cancer.
How Epirubicin works
Epirubicin is an anti-cancer medication. It works by suppressing the activity of an enzyme (topoisomerase II) involved in DNA multiplication of the breast cancer cells. It also forms harmful chemicals (free radicals) which cause DNA damage. This slows the growth of breast cancer cells and eventually kills them.
Common side effects of Epirubicin
Nausea, Low blood platelets, Hair loss, Absence of menstrual periods, Fever, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Diarrhea, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Weight loss, Hot flashes, Gastrointestinal inflammation, Rash
Available Medicine for Epirubicin
ErubinRPG Life Sciences Ltd
₹258 to ₹5972 variant(s)
EpithraGlenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹251 to ₹20903 variant(s)
AlrubicinAlkem Laboratories Ltd
₹320 to ₹29034 variant(s)
₹762 to ₹35894 variant(s)
ZuvicinZuventus Healthcare Ltd
₹362 to ₹23353 variant(s)
EpichlorKhandelwal Laboratories Pvt Ltd
₹276 to ₹9602 variant(s)
₹448 to ₹10362 variant(s)
RubilonCelon Laboratories Ltd
₹358 to ₹33153 variant(s)
EpitazIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹454 to ₹28903 variant(s)
EpirubitecUnited Biotech Pvt Ltd
₹445 to ₹21452 variant(s)
Expert advice for Epirubicin
- Epirubicin is used alone or in combination with other medicines for the treatment of various types of cancers.
- 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.
- 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.