What are the side effects of doxorubicin?
- Cough or hoarseness accompanied by fever or chills.
- darkening or redness of the skin (if you recently had radiation treatment)
- fast or irregular heartbeat.
- fever or chills.
- joint pain.
- lower back or side pain accompanied by fever or chills.
- pain at the injection site.
What chemo drugs cause heart problems?
Chemotherapy drugs that can cause heart damage include:
- anthracycline drugs such as doxorubicin (Adriamycin), daunorubicin (Cerubidine, daunomycin) and epirubicin (Pharmorubicin)
- carboplatin (Paraplatin, Paraplatin AQ)
- paclitaxel (Taxol)
- cyclophosphamide (Procytox)
What are side effects of cyclophosphamide?
Cyclophosphamide may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- loss of appetite or weight.
- abdominal pain.
- hair loss.
- sores on the mouth or tongue.
- changes in skin color.
What cancers use doxorubicin treat?
Doxorubicin hydrochloride is approved to be used alone or with other drugs to treat:
- Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
- Acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
- Breast cancer.
- Gastric (stomach) cancer that is metastatic.
- Hodgkin lymphoma.
- Neuroblastoma that is metastatic.
- Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
How can I protect my heart during chemo?
Stay healthy after treatment
- Get to and stay at a healthy weight.
- Get regular exercise.
- Eat a healthy diet, with an emphasis on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
- Get recommended cancer screenings.
- Create a survivorship care plan.
- Keep your follow-up appointments.
- Take care of your emotional health.
Will I lose my hair with doxorubicin?
Your hair may become thin, brittle, or may fall out. This typically begins two to three weeks after treatment starts. This hair loss can be all body hair, including pubic, underarm, legs/arms, eyelashes, and nose hairs.