Doxorubicin liposomal is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.

Doxorubicin liposomal is used to treat ovarian cancer, AIDS-related Kaposi’s sarcoma, and multiple myeloma.

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  • Doxil, Lipodox, Lipodox 50
  • More common
    Black, tarry stools
    blistering, peeling, redness, or swelling of the palms of the hands or bottoms of the feet
    blood in the urine or stools
    chills
    cough or hoarseness
    facial swelling
    fever
    headache
    loss of strength and energy
    lower back or side pain
    numbness, pain, tingling, or unusual sensations in the palms of the hands or bottoms of the feet
    painful or difficult urination
    pinpoint red spots on the skin
    shortness of breath
    sore throat
    sores in the mouth and on the lips
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    Less common
    Pain at the injection site
    skin rash or itching
    Rare
    Chest pain
    decreased urine output
    dilated neck veins
    extreme fatigue
    irregular breathing
    irregular heartbeat
    swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
    tightness in the chest
    weight gain
    yellowing of the eyes and skin
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with doxorubicin liposomal 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
    Creamy white, curd-like patches in mouth or throat
    diarrhea
    loss of appetite
    nausea
    pain when eating or swallowing
    sore throat
    swallowing problems
    vomiting
    Less common
    Anxiety
    back pain
    bad, unusual, or unpleasant aftertaste
    burning, dry, or itching eyes
    change in skin color
    constipation
    dizziness
    excessive tearing
    itching
    joint pain
    muscle aches
    redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
    trouble sleeping
    Rare
    Abnormal thinking
    change in sense of smell
    chills
    clumsiness, unsteadiness, trembling, or problems with muscle coordination
    cough
    fever
    general feeling of discomfort or illness
    shivering
    sweating
  • (intravenous dispersion)