What is Adriamycin 50 mg Injection ?
Adriamycin Injection is available in vials containing the active ingredient Doxorubicin hydrochloride 50 mg/25 ml. It is a prescription medicine and should be administered only under the supervision of a physician who is experienced in the use of cancer chemotherapeutic agents. Do not share this cancer medicine with others for whom it was not prescribed.
When is Adriamycin 50 mg Injection prescribed ?
Adriamycin (Doxorubicin) is an anthracycline type of chemotherapy that is used alone or with other medications to treat certain types of bladder, breast, lung, stomach, and ovarian cancer;
• Hodgkin’s lymphoma (Hodgkin’s disease) and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (cancer that begins in the cells of the immune system); and;
• certain types of Leukemia, including Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and Acute myeloid leukemia (AML, ANLL).
How Does Adriamycin (Doxorubicin) Injection Work ?
Doxorubicin prevents the growth of cancer cells by interfering with the genetic material DNA, which is necessary for reproduction of cells.
What are the adverse effects of Adriamycin 50 mg Injection ?
Any unwanted or unexpected effects of a medicine are called side effects. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent. When you recommended Adriamycin, it’s important to understand the side effects which you can experience from this cancer medicine. It may vary for each individual depending on the person’s disease state, age, weight, gender, ethnicity and general health. The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur in medicines that contain Doxorubicin:
Common Side Effects of Adriamycin Injection : Nausea and vomiting ; Darkening of your skin or nails ; Diarrhea ; Loss of appetite ; Eye redness ; Tiredness ; Puffy eyelids. ; Hair Loss ; Pain in the muscles or joints ; Increased sensitivity of skin to light etc.
Serious Side Effects of Adriamycin Injection : Decreased blood platelets ; Fast or irregular heartbeat ; Neutropenia (a reduction in white blood cell count) ; Flushing of face ; Bloody mucus or discharge in stools ; Pain, burning, irritation, or skin changes at injection site etc.
People may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your health care provider if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking Doxorubicin 50 mg.
What are the safety measures of Adriamycin 50 mg/25 ml?
Before Taking Doxorubicin cancer drug, it is important to understand all precautions or safety information associated with it. Follow the following prescription medicine precautions :
|Receiving Adriamycin while pregnant may indirectly harm the baby by causing side effects in the woman. Take proper medical help in case you are pregnant, may be pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the near future. Health care providers may suggest inducing labor early to protect the baby from cancer treatment.|
|You should not be taken Adriamycin, if you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed. This is because the drugs could be passed to your baby through breast milk. As doxorubicin may cause serious side effects in a breast-fed baby, talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.|
|Your doctor will do regular blood tests to check for side effects of Adriamycin. It is also important to check your levels of blood cells and other substances in the blood.|
|Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Doxorubicin, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in this cancer medicine. This medication is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Adriamycin (Doxorubicing) 50 mg.|
|If you take Adriamycin, you must stop drinking alcohol. This is one of the ways to prevent this disease from getting worse. If you are dependent on alcohol and want to stop drinking, your doctor can recommend a therapy that’s tailored for your needs.|
|If you use other prescription drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of this cancer medicine may change. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that your pharmacist can help you prevent or manage drug interactions.|
|More than 80% of patients occasionally miss a dose of their medication. Missing a dose of Adriamycin can upset your treatment plan. If you miss a dose, contact your health care provider or pharmacist immediately to establish a new dosing schedule. Be careful not to take doses too close together because you might get side effects. Don’t double your next dose to “make up” for the one you missed.|
|After the expiry date, medicines may not be safe or lose some or all of their effectiveness. You should not take Adriamycin after their expiry date. If you’ve had a medicine for a while, check the expiry date before using it. If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.|
|During your treatment with Doxorubicin, it is very important for your doctor to know about your medical history if you have Kidney problems, hepatitis B, liver problems, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), triglycerides, diabetes or other health problems.|
What are the storage instructions for Adriamycin 50 mg ?
Patients must properly store the drug to retain its quality and efficacy. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner.
- When you aren’t injecting, store Adriamycin Pre-filled syringes in a place that’s protected from light.
• Make sure to always keep your medicine in an area of your home that is out of the reach of children and pets.
• Do not use Doxorubicin if the liquid in the vial looks discolored or cloudy, or if the liquid has lumps, flakes, or particles.
Keep your medicines separate from those of your spouse or other family members. This will make it less likely that you take the wrong ones by mistake.
Do not freeze Adriamycin injection.
In order to legally purchase this medicine from Indiangenericdrugs, you’ll require a prescription from your Registered Medical Practitioner.
The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and away from pets, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.