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Doxorubicin, Adriamycin, Doxil, Rubex


Doxorubicin inhibits topoisomerase II and produces free radicals, which may cause destruction of DNA, which inhibits the growth of neoplastic cells.


anthracycline antineoplastic antitumor



Side Effects

alopecia, anemia, back pain, cardiomyopathy, chills, conjunctivitis, dyspnea, erythema, esophagitis, exfoliative dermatitis, flushing, headache, heart failure, hypotension, injection site reaction, lacrimation, leukopenia, myocarditis, nausea/vomiting, neutropenia, pancytopenia, pericarditis, pruritus, skin discoloration, 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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