doxorubicin liposomal - injection, Doxil (cont.)

USES: Liposomal doxorubicin is an anthracycline-type chemotherapy drug that is used alone or with other treatments/medications to treat certain types of cancer (e.g., ovarian cancer, AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma, multiple myeloma). It works by slowing or stopping cancer cell growth.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This medication may also be used to treat breast cancer.

HOW TO USE: This medication is given by injection into a vein over 30-60 minutes or longer by a health care professional. The dosage is based on your medical condition, body size, and response to therapy. Notify your doctor immediately if redness, pain, or swelling occur at or near the injection site.If this medication touches your skin, immediately and completely wash skin with soap and water. If this medication gets in your eye, open the eyelids and flush with plenty of water for 15 minutes. Seek immediate medical attention.Family members and caregivers should take precautions (e.g., wear gloves) to prevent contact with the patient's urine or other body fluid for at least 5 days after treatment. Consult your pharmacist.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014

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