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Brand name: Adriamycin TM

Active ingredients: doxorubicin

What it is used for

ADRIAMYCIN 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. ADRIAMYCIN is also indicated by intravesical administration in the primary management of non-metastatic carcinoma of the bladder. (Tis, T1, T2).

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
  • Do not Freeze
  • Protect from Light
  • Refrigerate
  • Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.

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

Visual appearance

Clear red solution, free from particulate matter

Food interactions

For the active ingredient doxorubicin

  • 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 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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