DOXORUBICIN HYDROCHLORIDE- doxorubicin hydrochloride injection, solution 
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Patient Information

DOXORUBICIN (dok-suh-roo-buh-sin) HYDROCHLORIDE
Injection, for intravenous use
For Injection, for intravenous use

What is the most important information I should know about Doxorubicin?

Doxorubicin may cause serious side effects including:

What is Doxorubicin?

Doxorubicin is a prescription medicine used to treat certain types of cancers. Doxorubicin may be used alone or along with other anti-cancer medicines.

Who should not receive Doxorubicin?

Do not receive Doxorubicin if:

What should I tell my doctor before receiving Doxorubicin?

Before you receive Doxorubicin, tell your doctor if you:

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Doxorubicin can interact with other medicines. Do not start any new medicine before you talk with the doctor that prescribed Doxorubicin.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list to show your doctor and pharmacist each time you get a new medicine.

How will I receive Doxorubicin?

What are the possible side effects of Doxorubicin?

Doxorubicin may cause serious side effects, including:

Doxorubicin may cause lower sperm counts and sperm problems in men.

This could affect your ability to father a child and cause birth defects. Talk to your healthcare provider if this is a concern for you. Talk to your healthcare provider about family planning options that might be right for you.

Irreversible amenorrhea or early menopause. Your periods (menstrual cycle) may completely stop when you receive Doxorubicin. Your periods may or may not return following treatment. Talk to your healthcare provider about family planning options that might be right for you.

The most common side effects of Doxorubicin include:

Other side effects:

Tell your doctor or nurse if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all of the possible side effects of Doxorubicin.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

General information about the safe and effective use of Doxorubicin.

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information leaflet.

You can ask your pharmacist or doctor for information about Doxorubicin that is written for health professionals.

For more information, call 1-800-438-1985.

What are the ingredients of Doxorubicin?

Active ingredient: doxorubicin hydrochloride

Inactive ingredients for Doxorubicin Hydrochloride Injection: 0.9% sodium chloride, USP, water for injection, USP, and hydrochloric acid, USP.

Inactive ingredients for Doxorubicin Hydrochloride For Injection: lactose and methylparaben

This Patient Information has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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LAB-0436-2.0

10/2013

Revised: 1/2014
Document Id: 1f4554e1-47e6-4a2b-903f-b8404807ab48
Set id: 1fd148fb-0fbc-4b6f-b790-23546fb46a71
Version: 10
Effective Time: 20140123
 
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