Liposomal Doxorubicin (Sun) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) doxorubicin hydrochloride (as pegylated liposomal). On this page you will find out more about Liposomal Doxorubicin (Sun), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: doxorubicin hydrochloride (as pegylated liposomal)
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Liposomal Doxorubicin (Sun) 20 mg/10 mL concentrated injection, 10 mL vial
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
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What this medicine is for
LIPOSOMAL DOXORUBICIN SUN, as monotherapy, is indicated for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer.,LIPOSOMAL DOXORUBICIN SUN is also indicated for the treatment of:,ò Advanced epithelial ovarian cancer in women who have failed a first-line platinum-based chemotherapy regimen.,ò AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) in patients with low CD4 counts (<200 lymphocytes/mm3) and extensive mucocutaneous or visceral disease.,LIPOSOMAL DOXORUBICIN SUN may be used as first-line systemic chemotherapy, or as second line chemotherapy in AIDS-KS patients with disease that has progressed with, or in patients intolerant to, prior combination systemic chemotherapy comprising at least two of the following agents: a vinca alkaloid, bleomycin and doxorubicin (or other anthracycline). LIPOSOMAL DOXORUBICIN SUN is also indicated, in combination with bortezomib, for the treatment of progressive multiple myeloma in patients who have received at least one prior therapy and who have already undergone or are unsuitable for bone marrow transplant.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Translucent, red colored liposomal suspension.|
|Route of administration||Intravenous Infusion|
1: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||Do not Freeze,Refrigerate|
|Life time||18 Months|
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Liposomal Doxorubicin SUN Concentrate for infusion - myDr.com.au
Liposomal Doxorubicin SUN Concentrate for infusion - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines
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Side effects of chemotherapy | Cancer Australia
Because the drugs all work differently, they have different side effects. Chemotherapy drugs can also affect individual women in different ways. Most side effects of chemotherapy can be managed with medical care.
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