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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Adriamycin (doxorubicin) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Adriamycin (doxorubicin) allergy?

Intolerance: A person is considered to have allergy to a medication if there is a sudden reaction (unexpected). The reactions to medicines typically manifest as a skin hives or a skin rash often associated WITH ITCHING. A drop in blood pressure and difficulty with breathing can also occur with severe forms of allergy called Anaphylaxis ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) allergy?

Doxil: Doxil is a chemotherapy medication. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. See: http://www. Rxlist. Com/doxil-side-effects-drug-center. Htm ...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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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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What is the generic form of Adriamycin (doxorubicin)?

Adriamycin (doxorubicin): Doxorubicin is brand name of the generic Adriamycin (doxorubicin). ...Read more

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How effective is Doxorubicin (Adriamycin) for treating leukemia?

Adriamycin (doxorubicin): Adriamycin (doxorubicin) is beneficial in the treatments of a number of types of cancer including leukemia. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women take Adriamycin (doxorubicin)?

Adriamycin (doxorubicin): Adriamycin (doxorubicin) is FDA Pregnancy Category D (Positive evidence of risk). ...Read more

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How can vincristine and doxorubicin be fatal to a cell?

They are/Bind to nuc: They bind to nuclear elements and stop dna synthesis which leads to cell death. ...Read more

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Has anyone had any experiance using cisplatin or doxorubicin for osteosarcoma?

Has anyone had any experiance using cisplatin or doxorubicin for osteosarcoma?

I shall try: Both drugs are being used in osteosarcoma. Each has its own benefits and side effects. It is a balance beween benefits and risks. Drug combinations areusually used. Age and order of use (1st-round or 2nd) are important factors. Protocols based on national standards are routinely followed. Thank yu for asking. Consult with your cancer doctors. ...Read more

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What is the action of vincristine and doxorubicin and why can they be fatal to a cell?

What is the action of vincristine and doxorubicin and why can they be fatal to a cell?

Both drugs: Are. 40 years of use. Vincristine, a vinca alkaloid, inhibits the mitotic spindle needed to draw chromosomes apart during cell division. Cancer cells divide more often. Adria intercalates between dna strands preveneting replication and trtanscription: reading dna to make new stuff. ...Read more

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Why is adriamycin (doxorubicin) chemotherapy pushed manually rather than administered through an iv? Are premeds given with a/c chemo? If so what are they?

Why is adriamycin (doxorubicin) chemotherapy pushed manually rather than administered through an iv? Are premeds given with a/c chemo? If so what are they?

It is IV: ...Just given as an IV push instead of an IV drip to reduce, amongst other things, the risk of leakage to surrounding tissues leading to a chemical burn. The choice depends on the particular institution and the chemo protocol. As to premeds, most people use zofran (ondansetron) or one of its cousins plus steroids. Many use emend as well right from the start. If this is about you, best wishes. ...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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Anyone had to use doxorubicin as a chemotherapy? Side effects?

Anyone had to use doxorubicin as a chemotherapy? Side effects?

Reduce toxicity with: Fortunately I have not had to use it personally but some of my patients have. Doxorubicin can cause nausea, vomiting, low white blood cell count & hair loss, but the most serious side effect is serious heart failure.There is evidence that taking vit c, e, b2, coq10, carnitine and melatonin can protect against cardiotoxicity while enhancing effectiveness! I strongly advise taking these. See comment:. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Adriamycin (doxorubicin)?

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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

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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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Can adriamycin (doxorubicin) (chemo) cause neuropathy?

Yes: Doxorubicin (adriamycin (doxorubicin)) can indeed cause nerve damage, but not always the typical 'peripheral neuropathy' seen with other chemotherapy drugs. It affects the myelin sheath of nerve and ganglia and can cause 'ganglionopathy'. Symptoms include numbness/tingling in both the arms/hands and legs/feet (not just the feet). Other drugs given alongside adriamycin (doxorubicin) can add to the risk. ...Read more

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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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Can you advise me on doxorubicin ifosfomide/ifex chemotherapy and fertility?

Rarely affects it.: Chemotherapy when given over a prescribed period of time such as in the neoadjuvant setting or post surgery rarely effects fertility. In the presence of metastatic disease where long term therapy is given then there is a chance of infertility. This can be true when doxorubicin and Ifex (ifosfamide) are employed for advanced metastatic sarcoma. ...Read more

Doxorubicin Allergy (Definition)

Doxorubicin allergies is < 1%, and can present with fever, ...Read more


Dr. Marvin Ott
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Adriamycin (Definition)

Adriamycin is a nausea and vomiting agent which is a ...Read more