Generic Medicine Info
Indications and Dosage
Breast cancer
Adult: 25-50 mg/m2 BSA every 3-4 wk, to be given as inj over 5-10 minutes into a rapidly-flowing infusion of glucose 5%.
Cardiac disease. Pregnancy.
Special Precautions
Extravasation. Monitor cardiac function and blood counts. Hepatic impairment. Not to be given IM or SC. Check left ventricular ejection fraction before every course for doses >600 mg/m2.
Adverse Reactions
Moderate to severe nausea, vomiting and stomatitis; facial flushing, conjunctivitis and lachrymation; alopoecia; red coloration of urine; hypersensitivity reactions and hyperuricaemia.
Potentially Fatal: Pronounced bone-marrow suppression (dose-limiting), cardiac toxicity.
Drug Interactions
Reduced absorption of digoxin tablets. Increased risk of low WBC counts when used with clozapine. Increased risk of cardiotoxicity when used with mitomycin.
Description: Pirarubicin, a structural analogue of doxorubicin and with similar properties, forms stable complexes with DNA and interferes with nucleic acid synthesis.
MIMS Class
Cytotoxic Chemotherapy
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