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Cerubidine Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose

What happens if I miss a dose (Cerubidine)?

Contact your doctor if you miss a dose of daunorubicin.

What happens if I overdose (Cerubidine)?

If for any reason an overdose of daunorubicin is suspected, seek emergency medical attention or contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Symptoms of a daunorubicin overdose tend to be similar to side effects caused by the medication, although often more severe.

What should I avoid while using daunorubicin (Cerubidine)?

Daunorubicin can lower the activity of your immune system making you susceptible to infections. Avoid contact with people who have colds, the flu, or other contagious illnesses and do not receive vaccines that contain live strains of a virus (e.g., live oral polio vaccine) during treatment with daunorubicin. In addition, avoid contact with individuals who have recently been vaccinated with a live vaccine. There is a chance that the virus can be passed on to you.

Skin accidentally exposed to daunorubicin should be rinsed thoroughly with soap and warm water.

What other drugs will affect daunorubicin (Cerubidine)?

Do not use daunorubicin without first talking to your doctor if you have had previous treatment with doxorubicin (Adriamycin, Rubex), doxorubicin liposomal (Doxil), daunorubicin (Cerubidine), daunorubicin liposomal (DaunoXome), idarubicin (Idamycin), or mitoxantrone (Novantrone). Because there is a maximum amount of these medications that should be administered to an individual, you may not be able to use daunorubicin.

Before using daunorubicin, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following drugs:

  • cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan, Cytoxan Lyophilized, Neosar); or
  • methotrexate (Folex PFS, Rheumatrex Dose Pack ).

You may not be able to take daunorubicin, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.

Do not receive "live" vaccines during treatment with daunorubicin. Administration of a live vaccine may be dangerous during treatment with daunorubicin.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with daunorubicin. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products, during treatment with daunorubicin.

Where can I get more information?

Your healthcare provider may have additional information about daunorubicin that you may read.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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