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Cerubidine

Cerubidine Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Cerubidine

Generic Name: daunorubicin (Pronunciation: DAW noe ROO bi sin)

What is daunorubicin (Cerubidine)?

Daunorubicin is a cancer (antineoplastic) medication. Daunorubicin interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their growth and spread in the body.

Daunorubicin is used in the treatment of leukemia (blood cancer).

Daunorubicin may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of daunorubicin (Cerubidine)?

If you experience any of the following serious side effects from daunorubicin, contact your doctor immediately:

  • an allergic reaction (including difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
  • decreased bone marrow function and blood problems (extreme fatigue; easy bruising or bleeding; black, bloody or tarry stools; or fever, chills, or signs of infection);
  • congestive heart failure (difficulty breathing, fluid retention, chest pain);
  • tissue or vein reactions near the site of administration;
  • liver damage (abdominal pain, yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of appetite;
  • inflamation or sores inside the mouth, throat, or intestines;
  • rash, itching, or hives;
  • fever, chills, or other signs of infection; or
  • increased levels of uric acid in the body (joint pain and stiffness).

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue taking daunorubicin and talk to your doctor if you experience:

  • temporary hair loss; or
  • red colored urine for 1 or 2 days following a dose.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Cerubidine (daunorubicin) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about daunorubicin (Cerubidine)?

Daunorubicin should only be administered under the supervision of a qualified healthcare provider experienced in the use of cancer chemotherapeutic agents.

Serious side effects have been reported with the use of daunorubicin including: allergic reactions (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives); severe heart damage with prolonged use; decreased bone marrow function and blood problems (extreme fatigue; easy bruising or bleeding; black, bloody or tarry stools; fever or chills; or signs of infection); severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite; and others. Talk to your doctor about the possible side effects from treatment with daunorubicin.

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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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