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Daunorubicin, Daunomycin, Cerubidine


Daunorubicin is an anthracycline antineoplastic antitumor agent.

Daunorubicin is most commonly used to treat specific types of leukemia (acute myeloid leukemia and acute lymphocytic leukemia).

Daunorubicin was initially isolated from Streptomyces peucetius.


anthracycline antineoplastic antitumor



Side Effects

alopecia, anemia, cardiomyopathy, erythema, esophagitis, heart failure, injection site reaction, leukopenia, myocarditis, nausea/vomiting, neutropenia, pancytopenia, pericarditis, pruritus, skin necrosis, stomatitis, thrombocytopenia, urine discoloration, urticaria,

Drug-Vitamin-Herb Interactions

Positive interactions:

Coenzyme Q10
Coenzyme Q10 - may reduce heart toxicity

Vitamin E
Vitamin E may reduce heart toxicity (controversial).

Selenium, Glutathione and Vitamin C
Antioxidants may reduce heart toxicity and increase survival time.




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