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Doxil Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is doxorubicin liposomal (Doxil)?
- What are the possible side effects of doxorubicin liposomal (Doxil)?
- What is the most important information I should know about doxorubicin liposomal (Doxil)?
- Who should not use doxorubicin liposomal (Doxil)?
- How should I use doxorubicin liposomal (Doxil)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Doxil)?
- What happens if I overdose (Doxil)?
- What should I avoid while using doxorubicin liposomal (Doxil)?
- What other drugs will affect doxorubicin liposomal (Doxil)?
- Where can I get more information?
Who should not use doxorubicin liposomal (Doxil)?
Do not use doxorubicin liposomal without first talking to your doctor if you have
- kidney disease;
- liver disease;
- heart disease;
- poor bone marrow function;
- received radiation therapy that encompassed the heart; or
- previously received treatment with doxorubicin (Adriamycin, Rubex), doxorubicin liposomal (Doxil), daunorubicin (Cerubidine), daunorubicin liposomal (Daunoxome), idarubicin (Idamycin), or mitoxantrone (Novantrone).
The use of doxorubicin liposomal may be dangerous if you have any of the conditions listed above.
Doxorubicin liposomal is in the FDA pregnancy category D. This means that doxorubicin liposomal is known to be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not use doxorubicin liposomal without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. Discuss with your doctor the appropriate use of birth control during, and for several months following, treatment with doxorubicin liposomal if necessary.
Because of the potential for serious side effects in a nursing infant, breast-feeding should be avoided during treatment with doxorubicin liposomal.
How should I use doxorubicin liposomal (Doxil)?
Doxorubicin liposomal should only be administered under the supervision of a qualified healthcare provider experienced in the use of cancer chemotherapeutic agents.
Your doctor will determine the correct amount and frequency of treatment with doxorubicin liposomal depending upon the type of cancer being treated and other factors. Talk to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns regarding the treatment schedule.
Your doctor will probably want you to have regularly scheduled blood tests and other medical evaluations during treatment with doxorubicin liposomal to monitor progress and side effects.
Skin accidentally exposed to doxorubicin liposomal should be rinsed thoroughly with soap and warm water.
Your healthcare provider will store doxorubicin liposomal as directed by the manufacturer. If you are storing doxorubicin liposomal at home, follow the directions provided by your healthcare provider.
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