Doxorubicin Hydrochloride (MYX) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) doxorubicin. On this page you will find out more about Doxorubicin Hydrochloride (MYX), 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
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Doxorubicin Hydrochloride (MYX) 200 mg/100 mL concentrated injection, 100 mL vial
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
Doxorubicin has been used successfully to produce regression in neoplastic conditions such as: acute leukaemia, Wilms' tumour, neuroblastoma, soft tissue and bone sarcomas, breast carcinoma, lymphomas of both Hodgkin's and non-Hodgkin's type, bronchogenic (lung) carcinoma, thyroid carcinoma, hepatomas, ovarian carcinoma, etc. The main antitumour activities are listed in Table 1 of the Product Information. Doxorubicin is also indicated by intravesical administration in the primary management of non-metastatic carcinoma of the bladder. (Tis, T1, T2).
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||A clear red solution filled in clear glass vial.|
|Dosage Form||Injection, concentrated|
|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||Refrigerate,Do not Freeze,Protect from Light|
|Life time||24 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
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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