Daunorubicin can cause tissue damage if it is injected by a route other than through the vein. Notify your doctor immediately if redness, pain, and swelling occur at or around the injection site. Daunorubicin may cause heart problems, including heart failure, or bone marrow depression, making it hard to fight off infection. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop chest pain, an irregular heartbeat, trouble breathing, swelling of the hands or feet, easy bruising or bleeding, or signs of infection, such as fever, unusual fatigue, or persistent sore throat. Tell your doctor if you have liver or kidney problems before starting treatment with Daunorubicin . You may require smaller doses.
Treating certain types of cancer. It may be used in combination with other medicines. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Daunorubicin is a cytotoxic agent. It works by preventing the cancer cell from reproducing, which results in death of the cancer cell.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Daunorubicin . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Daunorubicin . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Daunorubicin may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Daunorubicin as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Daunorubicin .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Diarrhea; hair loss; loss of appetite; mouth pain; nausea; sore throat; stomach pain; tiredness; weakness.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); black, tarry stools; blood in the stools; chest pain; chills; cough or sore throat; excessive bleeding; fever; flushing; irregular heartbeat; pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site; shortness of breath; sores on the mouth or lips; unusual bruising or bleeding.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Daunorubicin :
Daunorubicin is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Daunorubicin at home, store Daunorubicin as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep Daunorubicin out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Daunorubicin . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.