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Brand name: Epirubicin (AN) TM

Active ingredients: epirubicin

What it is used for

Epirubicin hydrochloride has produced responses in a wide spectrum of neoplastic diseases, and is indicated for the treatment of breast cancer, gastric cancer, ovarian cancer, small-cell lung cancer, lymphoma (non-Hodgkin's lymphoma), advanced/ metastatic soft tissue sarcoma and superficial bladder cancer (Tis, Ta). In bladder cancer, epirubicin hydrochloride is also indicated in the prophylaxis of recurrence after transurethral resection of stage T1 papillary cancers and stage Ta multifocal papillary cancers (grade 2 and 3).

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.

  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Do not Freeze
  • Protect from Light
  • Refrigerate
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Red, clear solution

Food interactions

For the active ingredient epirubicin

  • Liberal fluid intake to increase urine output and help the excretion of uric acid.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient epirubicin

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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Reporting side effects

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You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at

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