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When liposomal doxorubicin is combined with phenytoin, paclitaxel, or certain other drugs, interactions can occur. In some cases, these reactions can change the way your body metabolizes liposomal doxorubicin and increase your risk of side effects. To help ensure your safety during your treatment with this chemotherapy drug, let your healthcare provider know about all other medications you are taking.
An Overview of Liposomal Doxorubicin InteractionsLiposomal doxorubicin (Doxil®) can potentially interact with other medications. Some of the other products that may lead to liposomal doxorubicin drug interactions include:
- Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan®, Neosar®)
- Cyclosporine (Gengraf®, Neoral®, Sandimmune®)
- Cytarabine (Cytosar-U®)
- "Live" vaccinations, including:
- Paclitaxel (Onxol®, Taxol®)
- Phenobarbital (Luminal®)
- Phenytoin (Dilantin®, Phenytek®)
- Streptozocin (Zanosar®)
- Trastuzumab (Herceptin®)
- Verapamil (Calan®, Calan SR®, Covera-HS®, Isoptin SR®, Verelan®, Verelan PM®).