Active ingredients: doxorubicin
What it is used 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 types, bronchogenic (lung) carcinoma, thyroid carcinoma, hepatomas and ovarian carcinoma. The main antitumour activities are listed in Table 1. Doxorubicin is also indicated by intravesical administration in the primary management of nonmetastatic carcinoma of the bladder.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 1 Years.
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This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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For the active ingredient doxorubicin
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Reporting side effects
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