Product Description :
Doxorubicin belongs to the group of cancer-fighting medications known as antineoplastics, and specifically to the family of antineoplastics called Product description:
Anthracyclines. Doxorubicin prevents the growth of cancer cells by interfering with the genetic material DNA, which is necessary for reproduction of cells.
Doxorubicin is used to treat many types of cancer, including cancers of the blood (e.g., leukemia), bone, breast, ovaries, testicles, thyroid, head and neck, bladder, stomach and soft tissues, Hodgkin’s disease, lung cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Wilm’s tumour, and neuroblastomas.
This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are being given this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop receiving this medication without consulting your doctor.
Daunorubicin is used to treat leukemia and other cancers. It belongs to a class of drugs known as anthracyclines and works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.