Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Doxil
Generic Name: doxorubicin liposomal (Pronunciation: DOZ oh ROO bi sin LYE poe SOE mal)
What is doxorubicin liposomal (Doxil)?
Doxorubicin liposomal is used to treat metastatic ovarian cancer and AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma.
Doxorubicin liposomal may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of doxorubicin liposomal (Doxil)?
If you experience all of the following serious side effects from doxorubicin liposomal, contact your doctor immediately:
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue taking doxorubicin liposomal and talk to your doctor if you experience:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about doxorubicin liposomal (Doxil)?
Doxorubicin liposomal should only be administered under the supervision of a qualified healthcare provider experienced in the use of cancer chemotherapeutic agents.
Serious side effects have been reported with the use of doxorubicin liposomal including: allergic reactions (difficulty breathing; closing of the throat; swelling of the lips, tongue, or face; or hives); severe heart damage with prolonged use; decreased bone marrow function and blood problems (extreme fatigue; easy bruising or bleeding; black, bloody or tarry stools; fever or chills; or signs of infection); severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and loss of appetite; and others. Talk to your doctor about the possible side effects from treatment with doxorubicin liposomal.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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