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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Adriamycin (Overview)

Adriamycin is a nausea and vomiting agent which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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Does anyone know about the long term side effects from adriamycin (doxorubicin)?

Does anyone know about the long term side effects from adriamycin (doxorubicin)?

Possible AE's: May include infertility, heart dysfunction, bone marrow insuficiency, a second malignancy ( leukemia) - which may develop years after treatment has ended. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Adriamycin (Overview)

Adriamycin is a nausea and vomiting agent which is a kind of gastroenterology drug.


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How can adriamycin (doxorubicin) (used to treat cancer) be fatal?

How can adriamycin (doxorubicin) (used to treat cancer) be fatal?

Heart damage: Adriamycan can cause damage to the heart tissue. It also lowers blood counts which can lead to life threatening infections. Your oncologist can explain how to prevent these problems. ...Read more

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Adriamycin (doxorubicin) cyclophosphamide is toxic to what besides heart?

Adriamycin (doxorubicin) cyclophosphamide is toxic to what besides heart?

Many: Side effects of this chemotherapy combination include fatigue, hair loss, nausea, vomiting, finger and toe nail changes, low blood counts. ...Read more

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What is the side effect of doxorubicin?

Several effects: Doxorubicin is a powerful medication used in chemotherapy to treat cancer. Like many chemotherapy drugs, it causes side effects including hair loss. The dose has to be managed carefully to avoid damage to the heart. If you have cancer that requires this medication, your doctor will discuss the risks and benefits in more detail. No one is given this medication unless it's really needed. ...Read more

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What is Adriamycin (doxorubicin) used for?

Adriamycin (doxorubicin): Adriamycin (doxorubicin) is a medication used for the treatment of cancer. ...Read more

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Who should not take Adriamycin (doxorubicin)?

Adriamycin (doxorubicin): “Doxorubicin HCl is contraindicated in patients with: Severe myocardial insufficiency, Recent (occurring within the past 4–6 weeks) myocardial infarction, Severe persistent drug-induced myelosuppression, Severe hepatic impairment (defined as Child Pugh Class C or serum bilirubin level greater than 5 mg/dL) & Severe hypersensitivity reaction to Doxorubicin HCl including anaphylaxis/” See: ...Read more

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Can you tell me how adriamycin (doxorubicin) work in the cell?

Cytotoxic agent: It is a DNA intercalator, inhibits Topoisomerase enzymes and also chelates iron,thus producing free radicals which cause cytotoxic cell death ...Read more

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Adriamycin (doxorubicin) make you sterile?

It can: It can- but that will depend on the cumulative dose given, your age when receiving the treatment, whether you also received other kind of therapy? Radiation etc. Please discuss your situation with your oncologist. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Adriamycin (doxorubicin)?

Tell us more about y: Please give us some background about your question. Adriamycin is a very effective drug and is widely used in oncology. It does have some serious side effects but they can be manged quite well except for Hair loss. It can cause nausea and vomiting(but it can be easily controlled with anti-nausea medication. It can also affect the heart but your oncologist will take due precuations ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Doxorubicin Hydrochloride (Definition)

Doxorubicin hydrochloride is a nausea and vomiting agent which is a ...Read more