How It Works
Epirubicin is an antitumor antibiotic that slows or stops cancer cells from multiplying. It is often used in combination with other cancer-fighting medicines (chemotherapy). Epirubicin works by targeting rapidly-dividing cells, which make up most tumors. The medicine binds to the cancer cells, stopping them from growing and spreading.
Epirubicin is an Reference intravenous (IV) Opens New Window medicine. The amount of epirubicin you will be given is based on the type and stage of cancer, body size, and whether other medicines are also being taken.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: August 11, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Douglas A. Stewart, MD - Medical Oncology