What To Think About
Doxorubicin should be given only under the supervision of a Reference medical oncologist Opens New Window.
Long-term use can cause weakening of the heart muscle. If you have been treated for cancer with this medicine in the past and are now seeing a new oncologist, be sure to tell your new doctor about your past treatment.
You may not be able to become pregnant after taking this medicine. Discuss fertility with your doctor before starting treatment.
Doxorubicin can cause birth defects. Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant or wish to become pregnant or wish to father a child while you are taking it.
Doxorubicin can damage the tissue around a vein if it leaks into the tissue while it is being given. Tell your health professional immediately if you notice any stinging or burning around the vein when you are getting this medicine.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: June 28, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Douglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology