Dexrazoxane is used to protect the heart and other tissues from harmful side effects caused by certain cancer medications.

The Zinecard brand of dexrazoxane is used in women who are receiving doxorubicin for metastatic breast cancer.

The Totect brand of dexrazoxane is used in men or women to treat a condition called extravasation (es-TRA-va-ZAY-shun). Extravasation happens when an injected medicine escapes from the blood vessels and circulates into tissues in the body. Serious tissue damage can occur when extravasation happens during injection of certain cancer medications.

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  • Totect, Zinecard
  • More common
    Bluish color
    changes in skin color
    chest pain
    cold hands and feet
    cough or hoarseness
    difficult or labored breathing
    fever or chills
    lower back or side pain
    pain, redness, or swelling in arm or leg
    painful or difficult urination
    pale skin
    shortness of breath
    sneezing
    sore throat
    swelling of hands, ankles, feet, or lower legs
    tenderness
    tightness in chest
    troubled breathing
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    wheezing
    Less common
    Black, tarry stools
    chest discomfort
    fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat
    pain at place of injection
    ulcers, sores, or white spots in mouth
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with dexrazoxane may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    More common
    Diarrhea
    difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
    discouragement
    dizziness
    feeling sad or empty
    hair loss, thinning of hair
    headache
    irritability
    lack or loss of appetite
    loss of interest or pleasure
    muscle pain, spasms, cramps, or stiffness
    nausea
    stomach pain
    trouble concentrating
    trouble sleeping
    vomiting
    weight loss
  • (intravenous powder for injection)