U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can certain medications that causes dilated cardiomyopathy?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
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.

Related questions

A 33-year-old member asked:
What is dilated cardiomyopathy?
4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
A 41-year-old member asked:
Is dilated cardiomyopathy reversible?
3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 46-year-old male asked:
Can dilated cardiomyopathy be treated?
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
A male asked:
Who discovered dilated cardiomyopathy?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 31-year-old member asked:
How dangerous is dilated cardiomyopathy?
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Last updated Sep 29, 2012
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.