Adriamycin Warnings and Precautions

Who Should Not Take Adriamycin?

You should not take Adriamycin if you:
 
  • Are allergic to Adriamycin, doxorubicin hydrochloride, or any of the inactive components used to make Adriamycin. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
     
  • Have a low neutrophil count (below 1500 cells/mm3) before starting Adriamycin.
     
  • Have severe liver disease.
     
  • Have had a heart attack recently.
     
  • Have severe heart failure.
     
  • Have a severe arrhythmia.
     
  • Have reached your lifetime maximum dose of Adriamycin or other medications, including:
o Daunorubicin (Cerubidine®, DaunoXome®)
o Doxorubicin (Adriamycin®, Doxil®)
o Idarubicin (Idamycin®)
o Valrubicin (Valstar®). 

Adriamycin Warnings and Precautions: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which Adriamycin should not be taken, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before taking the medication. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific Adriamycin warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
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