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Brand name: Liposomal Doxorubicin (Sun)

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
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Translucent, red colored liposomal suspension.
Dosage Form Injection
Route of administration Intravenous Infusion
Medicine schedule
1: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Vial
Storage temperature Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Do not Freeze,Refrigerate
Life time 18 Months
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

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