Additional Information on Liposomal Doxorubicin

When and How to Take Liposomal Doxorubicin

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with this medication include the following:
 
  • Liposomal doxorubicin comes in injectable form. Your healthcare provider will administer it via an IV infusion (also known as an "IV drip") that lasts approximately 60 minutes, once every three or four weeks.
     
  • Let your healthcare provider know immediately if you feel any burning or stinging while receiving the infusion, as this may be a sign that the medication is leaking outside the vein (a situation that can be quite serious).
     
  • Most people receive this medication at their healthcare provider's office, a hospital, or an "infusion center."
     
  • For liposomal doxorubicin to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Chemotherapy works best when it is taken "on schedule," although often the side effects that occur limit a person's ability to stay on schedule with the full dose.
     

Dosing Information

The dose that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Your height and weight
  • How you respond to liposomal doxorubicin (especially whether you develop dangerous side effects)
  • Other medications you may be taking (your particular chemo regimen)
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 
(Click Liposomal Doxorubicin Dosage for more information.)
 

Drug Interactions

Liposomal doxorubicin can potentially interact with a few other medications (see Drug Interactions With Liposomal Doxorubicin).
 
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Liposomal Doxorubicin Information

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