くすりのしおり

Injection
Published: 3/2015

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
DAUNOMYCIN 20mg FOR INJECTION
 Active ingredient:
Daunorubicin hydrochloride
 Dosage form:
injection
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine inhibits synthesis of cancer cell DNA to suppress the growth of cancer cells.
It is usually used to treat acute leukemia (including chronic myeloid leukemia transformation).

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have or have previously experienced abnormal cardiac function.
    If you have liver/renal disorder or myelosuppression.
    If you currently have any infection or chickenpox.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, this medicine is injected intravenously or administered by intravenous infusion 3 to 5 times daily or every other day. Then, after a treatment-free observation period of about 1 week, this medicine is injected repeatedly.
  • The treatment period with this medicine is determined based on the response to the treatment. Ask the doctor about the treatment span.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include gastrointestinal disorder, fever, chill, malaise, chest distress, loss of hair, rash, heart failure, frequent pulse, vasculitis, vascular pain, liver disorder and renal disorder. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • edema, chest pain, general malaise [myocardial disorder, heart failure]
  • symptoms of anemia, fever, bleeding tendency [myelosuppression]
  • facial pallor, cold sweat, dizziness on standing up [shock]
  • hypouresis, marked general edema, respiratory distress [nephrotic syndrome]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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