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Doxorubicin Hydrochloride

Popular Brands: : Doxorubicin, Doxorubicin Hydrochloride, Adriamycin Pfs, Doxil, Adriamycin
Official FDA Reports142,695
Social Media Events172
Total Posts504
Avg. Review Score3.35/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Doxorubicin Hydrochloride
  • Bedford Laboratories
  • Bristol Myers Squibb Co
  • Eurohealth International Sarl
  • Janssen Products, Lp
  • Janssen Research And Development Llc
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Doxorubicin Hydrochloride Side Effects

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User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Doxorubicin Hydrochloride

Disturbance In Attention

Infustion on Friday. Sleep through weekend. Back to school either Monday or Tuesday. Mind would clear by Tuesday but I couldn't read a book or concentrate on anything.

Source: Adriamycin

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Cardiac Flutter

Developed heart palpitations .

Source: Adriamycin intravenous : User Ratings ...

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... I broke out in massive hives from top of head to tip of toes i had to go on heavy steroids, then scratch my skin off for 2 wks. To top it all off, my legs started to feel painful and numb, then my han...

Source: Taxol IV : User Ratings covering uses,...

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on February 24, 2013 @ 12:00 am

It will melt away your tumors quickly, however has quite the delayed effect for nausea and vomiting. Make sure your Oncologist gets you on some supportive meds!

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on February 17, 2013 @ 12:00 am

It will make you feel nasty, and you have to be careful with the cardiotoxicity, but it will do its job. And it will do it very well.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea, Pain, Alopecia, Oropharyngeal pain, Tongue disorder

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 13, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Minor nausea the day of the treatment, hair loss, pain at the IV site, sore tongue, sore throat, excessive mucus in the throat and nose Overall, the experience has been a lot ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Gait disturbance

Posted By MEM in fdb.rxlist.com on July 10, 2012 @ 12:00 am

After 3rd and last cycle I experienced loss of balance. Following a neuro investigation 2 years after the administration of the drug I was found to have damage of the balance centre in the brain link...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Neuropathy peripheral, Adrenal disorder

Posted By RegMar in fdb.rxlist.com on June 19, 2012 @ 12:00 am

... happy when it was over and had a complete response. Took aromatase inhibitors for 1 year, then PET showed mets in chest wall and liver. Took Taxol with minimal S/E; annoying neuropathy in feet was th...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Cardiac failure congestive

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on November 12, 2011 @ 12:00 am

... Neulasta brought my WBC count to normal. I did have anemia through the 4 cycles I was given ( along with Cytoxan) 3 months after treatment ended I developed congestive heart failure luckily a mild ca...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Spark in fdb.rxlist.com on October 11, 2011 @ 12:00 am

I had no problems with this at all. They normally follow it the next day with a Neulasta shot, and THAT made me sick until I learned that if you take an antihistamine like Claratin one hour before th...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Sudden death, Fallopian tube cancer

Posted By Anonymous in everydayhealth.com on August 7, 2011 @ 12:00 am

... decided to try Doxal. After 2 treatments her liver began to fail because Doxal will do that. Once it started to fail, there was no way to stop the continuing damage. She passed away from a failing liv...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Flushing

Posted By Babel in fdb.rxlist.com on June 15, 2011 @ 12:00 am

Was using Abraxane but became very ill. My oncologist changed my treatment to Taxol. So far I am a lot less ill. Just have had flushing of the face on the second day only. Oherwise not much trouble.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Alopecia, White blood cell count abnormal, Amnesia, Decreased appetite

Posted By bobbie111a in fdb.rxlist.com on May 5, 2011 @ 12:00 am

2009 six treatment three week apart I was able to work, however the day after I was weaks but was able to work. I lost my appetite,hair loss, no nause memory lapse at time, low wbc,rbc and hgb how by ...

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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.