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What is Daunorubicin used for?

Daunorubicin is an injection medication used to treat leukemia and other cancers. This anticancer medication belongs to the group of chemotherapy drugs known as anthracycline antibiotics. It works by preventing the growth of cancer cells. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Daunorubicin?

The dosage of Daunorubicin prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

What if you miss a dose of Daunorubicin?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to receive Daunorubicin injection in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, call your doctor as soon as possible.

What if you overdose on Daunorubicin?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Daunorubicin, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Daunorubicin?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Daunorubicin.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Daunorubicin, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Daunorubicin?

Like other medicines, Daunorubicin can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Daunorubicin are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Daunorubicin cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Daunorubicin develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Daunorubicin can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, sore throat, and tiredness. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are receiving Daunorubicin.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Daunorubicin?

Is it possible for me to receive Daunorubicin with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I receive Daunorubicin?
What are the possible drug interactions of Daunorubicin?
How will Daunorubicin work in my body?
How to reduce the risk of Daunorubicin drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Daunorubicin is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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