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If certain medications are taken with Adriamycin, drug interactions can occur. Among the drugs that can potentially interact with Adriamycin are "live" vaccinations, cyclophosphamide, paclitaxel, and trastuzumab. Some of these drug interactions with Adriamycin can increase your risk of congestive heart failure or dangerous side effects, such as seizures and problems with bone marrow and blood cells.
An Overview of Adriamycin Drug InteractionsAdriamycin® (doxorubicin hydrochloride) can potentially interact with other medications. Some of these medicines that may lead to Adriamycin interactions include:
- Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan®, Neosar®)
- Cyclosporine (Gengraf®, Neoral®, Sandimmune®)
- Cytarabine (Cytosar-U®)
- "Live" vaccinations, including:
o FluMist® (the nasal vaccine for influenza; the injected vaccine is not "live")o Smallpox vaccineo BCG vaccine (used in some countries for tuberculosis)
- Paclitaxel (Onxol®, Taxol®)
- Phenobarbital (Luminal®)
- Phenytoin (Dilantin®, Phenytek®)
- Streptozosin (Zanosar®)
- Trastuzumab (Herceptin®)
- Verapamil (Calan®, Calan SR®, Covera-HS®, Isoptin SR®, Verelan®, Verelan PM®).