Also known as Adriamycin and Rubex
Doxorubicin INN is a drug used in cancer chemotherapy. It is an anthracycline antibiotic, closely related to the natural product daunomycin, and like all anthracyclines, it works by intercalating DNA, with the most serious adverse effect being life-threatening heart damage. It is commonly used in the treatment of a wide range of cancers, including hematological malignancies, many types of carcinoma, and soft tissue sarcomas.Source: Wikipedia
Estimated Total Cost: $113.88 for an average of 21 days supply
Patients are most commonly prescribed doxorubicin to treat breast cancer, lymphoma, metastatic cancer, and ovarian cancer.
Patients taking doxorubicin most commonly experience side effects like absence of menstruation, alopecia, and nausea.
|Absence of menstruation|
|Alopecia (Loss Of Hair)|
|Itching of skin|
|Itching of unknown cause|
|Skin dryness, peeling, scaliness, or roughness|
|Oral thrush (yeast infection)|