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.
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).
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 17th Feb 2021. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.