Adriamycin

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Adriamycin if you have:
 
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF), an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia), or other heart problems
  • A history of low levels of white blood cells in the blood
  • Any infection
  • Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Adriamycin Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much Adriamycin may have overdose symptoms that could include:
 
  • Mouth sores or other sores in the digestive tract
  • Low levels of white blood cells
  • Low levels of platelets in the blood
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF).
     
It is unlikely for a person to overdose on the drug, however, as it is given by a healthcare provider.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your Adriamycin as scheduled, talk to your healthcare provider as soon as possible to set up your next infusion appointment.
 
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