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.

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