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Doxorex 50 mg Injection

Manufactured bySamarth Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd.
Description

Doxorex 50 mg Injection is an anticancer agent which is used in the treatment of various cancers of blood, breast and female reproductive system. It should be used under the supervision of a qualified physician. Close monitoring of kidney function and blood cell count is necessary while receiving this medication.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Doxorex 50 mg Injection

  • Decrease in white blood cells and platelets
  • Pain at the injection site
  • Fever with chills
  • Skin rash
  • Hair loss
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Weight loss

Uses of Doxorex 50 mg Injection

What is it prescribed for?

  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Multiple Myeloma
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The peak levels of this medicine can be reached immediately after intravenous injection.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 1 to 2 days
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.

Allergy

Not recommended in patients with known history of allergy to Doxorex 50 mg Injection.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.
General warnings

Effect on heart

Doxorex 50 mg Injection may increase the risk of toxic effects on the heart and could lead to acute left ventricular failure. Patients with history of heart disease need close monitoring while receiving this medicine.

Infections

The chances of infections occurring are more in patients receiving this medicine. Hold the chemotherapy and start with broad-spectrum antibiotics if there are any signs and symptoms of fever. Close monitoring of the body temperature and the blood cell count is necessary in such cases.

Blood cell count

Doxorex 50 mg Injection is known to lower the white blood cell count (neutrophils) in patients with risk factors such as pre-existing diseases or medicines. Close monitoring of blood cell count is necessary. Do not start the treatment if the blood cell count is low.

Secondary oral neoplasms

Doxorex 50 mg Injection is known to increase the risk of secondary cancers, most frequently in the mouth. Close monitoring of symptoms like mouth ulcers, bleeding is necessary. The treatment should be discontinued if secondary cancer develops.

Missed Dose

It is advised that you do not miss any dose. If you miss any dose, you should contact your doctor immediately.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Clozapine

Diltiazem

Live attenuated vaccines and related products

Dexamethasone

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Doxorex 50 mg Injection under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. It should be given with other chemotherapy agents in multiple cycles. It is important to receive every scheduled dose for better cancer suppression. The blood cell counts should be monitored before initiating the treatment. Close monitoring of heart function is necessary while receiving this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by stopping the growth of cancer cells by inhibiting the DNA synthesis.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Antibiotics/antineoplastics

Schedule

Schedule H

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