Ellence Drug Information
Ellence® (epirubicin hydrochloride) is a breast cancer medication that is given intravenously (through an IV). It is used in combination with other chemotherapy medications (in a chemotherapy "regimen"), and is part of a group of chemotherapy medications called anthracyclines. Your dose will depend on your body surface area, the other chemotherapy medications you are taking, and whether you develop certain Ellence side effects.
Ellence is not suitable for everyone. Before receiving this drug, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on your medical history and a list of your current medications. In particular, let your healthcare provider know if you have problems such as congestive heart failure (CHF), an infection, or liver disease.
(For the full overview on this drug, including details on how it works, other possible side effects, and what to do in cases of overdose, click Ellence.)