General English name: Idarubicin

Brand: Zavedos

Application: Treatment of leukemia and breast cancer



Idarobicin Drug Information

Contraindications to the use of idarobicin

Drug interaction of idarobicin

Tips to consider before taking idarobicin

Possible side effects of idarobicin

Talk to your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be caused by idarobicin



Idarobicin Drug Information

Medication Information: Aidarobicin is used to treat some types of cancer. This drug is especially used to treat leukemia (cancer of blood cells). That is. It is also used to treat breast cancer if other treatments do not work. Idarobicin is used both alone and in combination with other medicines to treat cancer.

In cancer, certain cells in the body grow and multiply rapidly. Chemotherapy drugs such as idarobicin reduce the number of cancer cells in the body by preventing them from growing and dividing. Aidarobicin is usually given as an injection, but there is also a capsule version of the drug. This page contains information about Idarobicin Capsules.


Contraindications to the use of idarobicin

Pay attention to the expiration date of the medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.

Never give idarobicin to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.

 Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor for idarobicin.

Check for drug interactions with idarobicin and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.


Drug interaction of idarobicin

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with this medication include: Other anticancer drugs (especially anthracyclines such as doxorubicin).


Tips to consider before taking idarobicin

Some medications can not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed. Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking idarobicin:

  •  If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  •  If you have liver or kidney problems.
  •  If you have an infection or feel sick.
  •  If you have heart problems, if you have had a heart attack in the past, or if you have an irregular heartbeat.
  •  If you are currently taking certain medications. These include all available medicines, whether prescribed or used by your doctor, such as herbal medicines and supplements.
  • If you have ever been allergic to any medication.


Possible side effects of idarobicin

All medications, along with their positive effects, can cause unwanted side effects in the body. However, these complications do not occur in all people. Over time, your body will adjust to the new medication and these symptoms will go away, but if the following symptoms persist or become painful, consult your doctor.

Diarrhea: Drink plenty of water to replenish lost water.

Feeling bored: Eat simple foods.

Mouth sores: Brushing two or three times a day with a regular soft toothbrush and using mouthwashes can prevent these symptoms. Consult your doctor if the mouth sore becomes annoying.

Rising body temperature, infection: Tell your doctor immediately.

 Headache, abdominal pain, fever and chills, hair loss, loss of appetite, urticaria: Consult your doctor for these cases.

Anemia, bleeding, heart problems, low blood cell count: Your doctor will evaluate these.

Talk to your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be caused by idarobicin.


How to store idarobicin

 Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.

 Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

 Return the remaining capsule to the pharmacy.

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