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doxorubicin liposomal (cont.)


What happens if I miss a dose (Doxil)?

Contact your doctor if you miss a dose of doxorubicin liposomal.

What happens if I overdose (Doxil)?

If for any reason an overdose of doxorubicin liposomal is suspected, seek emergency medical attention or contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Symptoms of a doxorubicin liposomal overdose tend to be similar to side effects caused by the medication, although often more severe.

What should I avoid while using doxorubicin liposomal (Doxil)?

Doxorubicin liposomal can lower the activity of your immune system making you susceptible to infections. Avoid contact with people who have colds, the flu, or other contagious illnesses and do not receive vaccines that contain live strains of a virus (e.g., live oral polio vaccine) during treatment with doxorubicin liposomal. In addition, avoid contact with individuals who have recently been vaccinated with a live vaccine. There is a chance that the virus can be passed on to you.

Skin accidentally exposed to doxorubicin liposomal should be rinsed thoroughly with soap and warm water.

What other drugs will affect doxorubicin liposomal (Doxil)?

Do not use doxorubicin liposomal without first talking to your doctor if you have had previous treatment with doxorubicin (Adriamycin, Rubex), doxorubicin liposomal (Doxil), daunorubicin (Cerubidine), daunorubicin liposomal (Daunoxome), idarubicin (Idamycin), or mitoxantrone (Novantrone). Because there is a maximum amount of these medications that should be administered to an individual, you may not be able to use doxorubicin.

Do not receive "live" vaccines during treatment with doxorubicin liposomal. Administration of a live vaccine may be dangerous during treatment with doxorubicin liposomal.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with doxorubicin liposomal. Talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products, during treatment with doxorubicin liposomal.

Where can I get more information?

Your healthcare provider may have additional information about doxorubicin liposomal that you may read.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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