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Generic name: doxorubicin liposomal [DOX-oh-ROO-bi-sin-LYE-poe-SOE-mal]
Drug class: antibiotics and antineoplastics

What is Doxil?

Doxil serves to combat ovarian cancer, AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma, and multi myeloma.Doxil can also be employed for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline.

Side effects of Doxil

See a doctor immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, like hives, trouble breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, or tongue.

There are some side effects that can happen when you inject. Contact your physician immediately in case you feel shivering or lightheaded, chilled and breathless, hot, itchy, or tingly, or if you have symptoms such as a headache and tightness or pain in your throat or chest, back pain, rapid heartbeats, swelling on your face or body, lips, skin, or nails.

Doxil may cause serious side effects. Consult your physician immediately. If you suffer from:

  • The appearance of ulcers or blisters in your mouth, swollen or red gums, difficulty swallowing
  • Hand-foot syndrome: redness, pain, as well as numbness and flaking skin around your feet and hands;
  • Low blood cell counts low blood cell counts—fever chills, tiredness, and mouth sores. Skin sores, easy bruising, abnormal bleeding, pale skin, cold feet and hands, and feeling lightheaded or weak;
  • Indications of heart issues: rapid beats of the heart, breathing problems, shortness of breath (even at a moderate level of exertion), being extremely tired or weak, and swelling in your feet or ankles.

Doxil can result in your urine taking on an orange-reddish color. This effect is generally not a problem.

Common adverse effects of Doxil can include:

  • Low blood cell count;
  • Fever;
  • Fatigue or feeling weak;
  • Loss of appetite loss of appetite, nausea;
  • Constipation, diarrhea;
  • Hand-foot syndrome;
  • Rashes
  • Hair loss.

This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Other effects may also be present. Consult your physician for medical advice regarding the side effects. It is possible to report any side reactions at FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Doxil can have harmful consequences for your cardiovascular system. Call your doctor immediately if you are exhausted or weak or experience rapid heartbeats, breath shortness (even with moderate exertion), or swelling in your feet or ankles.

Contact your healthcare provider immediately in the event that you experience any negative reactions from the injection, like chills, fever, difficulty breathing, feeling lightheaded, chest pain or rapid heartbeats, tightness or swelling of your face, or blue-colored lips, skin, or nails.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to use this medicine if you are sensitive to doxorubicin.

Inform your doctor if you have ever suffered from:

  • The kidneys or liver illness;
  • Heart disease
  • The treatment of radiation to your chest.

Discuss with your doctor all possible cancer treatments or medications you've had in the past.Long-term use of the doxorubicin liposomal could increase the chances of developing different types of oral cancer. Consult your physician about the risk you are most at risk for.It's possible to require a pregnancy test that is negative prior to commencing this treatment.

Women and men who use Doxil must use effective birth control to stop pregnancies. Doxil can harm the unborn baby as well as cause defects in birth when the father or mother is taking this medication.Use contraceptives for at least six months after the last dose. Contact your doctor immediately when you become pregnant when both the mother and father are taking Doxil.

The medicine can affect the fertility (ability to have kids) of both males and females. But it is crucial to utilize birth control to stop pregnancy, as Doxil could harm a newborn baby.Doxil could also cause early menopausal symptoms, according to the age at which you are receiving this drug. Consult your physician about this possibility.It is not recommended to breastfeed while taking this medication.

How to take Doxil?

Doxil is injected as an injection into the vein. Your healthcare provider will offer the injection.Contact your physician. If you experience any burning, pain, or swelling around your IV needle after Doxil is administered,

If the medication accidentally gets on your skin, clean it thoroughly using soap and warm water.Doxorubicin may reduce your blood cell count. Your blood needs to be analyzed frequently. Your treatment for cancer could be delayed based on the results.

Do I be concerned if I miss a dose?

Consult your physician for the best treatment. If you do not make an appointment to get your Doxil,

What will happen if I take excessively?

Because this medication is administered by a medical specialist in a medical setting, it is highly unlikely for an overdose to occur. But symptoms of an overdose could include chills, fever, symptoms of the flu, chills, bleeding or bruising that is unusual, mouth sores, difficulty swallowing, or a change of taste.

What should be avoided?

Beware of those who are sick or suffer from infections. Inform your doctor immediately in the event that you show symptoms of an infection.

Avoid activities that increase the chances of sustaining injuries or bleeding. Take extra care to avoid bleeding when shaving or brushing your teeth.

Interaction with other drugs

Other medications can affect Doxil. Other medications can affect Doxil, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Discuss with your doctor your current medications as well as any medications you are about to start or stop taking.