Brand Name : Adriamycin
Composition : Doxorubicin
Manufactured by : Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Strength : 50 mg
Form : Injection
Packing : Pack of 1 Vial
What is Adriamycin 50 mg Injection ?
Adriamycin Injection is available in vials containing the active ingredient Doxorubicin hydrochloride 50 mg/25 ml. It is a prescription medicine and should be administered only under the supervision of a physician who is experienced in the use of cancer chemotherapeutic agents. Do not share this cancer medicine with others for whom it was not prescribed.
When is Adriamycin 50 mg Injection prescribed ?
Adriamycin (Doxorubicin) is an anthracycline type of chemotherapy that is used alone or with other medications to treat certain types of bladder, breast, lung, stomach, and ovarian cancer;
• Hodgkin’s lymphoma (Hodgkin’s disease) and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (cancer that begins in the cells of the immune system); and;
• certain types of Leukemia, including Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and Acute myeloid leukemia (AML, ANLL).
How Does Adriamycin (Doxorubicin) Injection Work ?
Doxorubicin prevents the growth of cancer cells by interfering with the genetic material DNA, which is necessary for reproduction of cells.
What are the adverse effects of Adriamycin 50 mg Injection ?
Any unwanted or unexpected effects of a medicine are called side effects. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. When you recommended Adriamycin, it’s important to understand the side effects which you can experience from this cancer medicine. It may vary for each individual depending on the person’s disease state, age, weight, gender, ethnicity and general health. The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur in medicines that contain Doxorubicin:
Common Side Effects of Adriamycin Injection : Nausea and vomiting ; Darkening of your skin or nails ; Diarrhea ; Loss of appetite ; Eye redness ; Tiredness ; Puffy eyelids. ; Hair Loss ; Pain in the muscles or joints ; Increased sensitivity of skin to light etc.
Serious Side Effects of Adriamycin Injection : Decreased blood platelets ; Fast or irregular heartbeat ; Neutropenia (a reduction in white blood cell count) ; Flushing of face ; Bloody mucus or discharge in stools ; Pain, burning, irritation, or skin changes at injection site etc.
People may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your health care provider if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking Doxorubicin 50 mg.