Adriamycin: Side effects, precaution, Indication

Bedford Laboratories | Adriamycin (Medication)

Adriamycin: Indications

Adriamycin/doxorubicin is used successfully to produce regression in disseminated neoplastic conditions such as acute lymphoblastic leukemia, acute myeloblastic leukemia, Wilms’ tumor, neuroblastoma, soft tissue and bone sarcomas, breast carcinoma, ovarian carcinoma, transitional cell bladder carcinoma, thyroid carcinoma, gastric carcinoma, Hodgkin’s disease, malignant lymphoma and bronchogenic carcinoma in which the small cell histologic type is the most responsive compared to other cell types….

Adriamycin: Side Effects

Common side effects include: sores in mouth and on lips, less common, cough or hoarseness accompanied by fever or chills, carkening or redness of skin (if you recently had radiation treatment), fever or chills, joint pain, lower back or side pain accompanied by fever or chills, painful or difficult, urination accompanied by fever or chills, red streaks along injected vein, stomach pain.

Less common side effects are: fast or irregular heartbeat, pain at place of injection, shortness of breath, swelling of feet and lower legs, rare, black, tarry stools, blood in urine, pinpoint red spots on skin, unusual bleeding or, bruising, wheezing.

Some of the rare side effects include skin rash or itching….

Adriamycin: Precaution

Prior to using this medicine inform your doctor if you have any type of allergies. Tell your doctor if you are using other medicine and if you have or ever have had any of the following conditions: kidney disease, colitis, or stomach problems.

Inform your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take.

Adriamycin may interfere with the normal menstrual cycle (period) in women and may stop sperm production in men. However, you should not assume that you cannot get pregnant or that you cannot get someone else pregnant.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor’s advice….

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