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Brand name: Doxorubicin Hydrochloride (Ebewe) TM

Active ingredients: doxorubicin

What it is used for

Doxorubicin has been successfully used to produce regression in neoplastic conditions, eg 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 and ovarian carcinoma, etc. The main antitumour activities are listed in Table 1. Doxorubicin is also indicated in the primary management of nonmetastatic carcinoma of the bladder (Tis, T1, T2) by intravesical administration.

How to take it

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

  • The way to take this medicine: Intravenous
  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Refrigerate
  • Protect from Light
  • Do not Freeze
  • Shelf lifetime is 1 Years.

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

Visual appearance

Clear blood-red solution.

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 doxorubicin

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.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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