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Daunorubicin Information

Daunorubicin Benefits & Uses

Daunorubicin is used to treat the following -

  1. Blood Cancer Primary

Daunorubicin Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Daunorubicin


Daunorubicin Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Daunorubicin is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Reduced blood platelets
  3. Infection
  4. Abdominal Pain Unknown
  5. Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  6. Hair Loss सामान्य
  7. Fever Mild
  8. Decreased Blood Cells (Red cells, White cells and Platelets)
  9. Anemia Moderate
  10. Diarrhoea
  11. Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)

Daunorubicin Related Warnings

Is the use of Daunorubicin safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Daunorubicin. If you are pregnant, do not take Daunorubicin without a doctor's advice.


Is the use of Daunorubicin safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Daunorubicin. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.


What is the effect of Daunorubicin on the Kidneys?

Kidney can be affected by Daunorubicin. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it. You should take it again only after medical advice.


What is the effect of Daunorubicin on the Liver?

You may experience side effects on your liver after taking Daunorubicin. If this happens, then discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.


What is the effect of Daunorubicin on the Heart?

Daunorubicin may cause harmful effects on the heart. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.


Severe Interaction of Daunorubicin with Other Drugs

Daunorubicin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Daunorubicin Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Daunorubicin unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Kidney Disease
  2. Liver Disease
  3. Heart Disease
  4. Thyroid
  5. Potassium Deficiency
  6. Herpes

Frequently asked Questions about Daunorubicin

Is this Daunorubicin habit forming or addictive?

No, you will not get addicted to Daunorubicin.


Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Daunorubicin as you may feel sleepy.


Is it safe?

Daunorubicin should be used only after doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Daunorubicin is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.


Daunorubicin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Daunorubicin

You can take Daunorubicin with food.


Interaction between Alcohol and Daunorubicin

Consuming Daunorubicin with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

This medicine data has been created by -
Dr. Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Dr. Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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