Dexrazoxane
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Dexrazoxane?

(deks ray ZOKS ane)

• This medicine is used to decrease the side effects of doxorubicin.

• This medicine is used to prevent skin damage from certain medicines.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Risk of infection. Avoid people with infections, colds, or flu.

• Flu-like symptoms. These include headache, weakness, fever, shakes, aches, pains, and sweating. Mild pain medicine may help.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Anemia, low white blood cell count, and low platelet count.

• Irritation where the shot is given.

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