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Can certain medications that causes dilated cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 39 years experience
Yes: Yes. A good example would be doxorubicin which is well known to cause cardiomyopathy. This is a chemotherapeutic agent used by oncologists to treat cancer. Oncologists pay close attention to the dose in order to limit injury to the heart.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Pulmonary Critical Care 32 years experience
Yes, see below: Chemotherapeutic agents: anthracyclines cyclophosphamide trastuzumab antiretroviral drugs: zidovudine didanosine zalcitabine phenothiazines chloroquine clozapine.

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