Doxorubicin Hydrochloride Liposome (Intravenous Route)Drug Information provided by: Micromedex
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Liposomal doxorubicin belongs to the general group of medicines known as antineoplastics. It is used to treat patients with ovarian cancer, and Kaposi's Sarcoma in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Liposomal doxorubicin is also used together with bortezomib to treat multiple myeloma in patients who have not yet received bortezomib in the past and have received at least one prior treatment .
Liposomal doxorubicin seems to interfere with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed. Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected by liposomal doxorubicin, other effects will also occur. Some of these may be serious and must be reported to your doctor. Other effects, like hair loss, may not be serious but may cause concern. Some effects may not occur for months or years after the medicine is used.
Before you begin treatment with liposomal doxorubicin, you and your doctor should talk about the good this medicine will do as well as the risks of using it.
Liposomal doxorubicin is to be administered only by or under the immediate supervision of your doctor.
Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, liposomal doxorubicin is used in certain patients with the following medical conditions:
- Cancer of the breast
- Multiple myeloma, in combination with vincristine and dexamethasone
This product is available in the following dosage forms: