Cerubidine (Injection)

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Cerubidine (Injection) Drug and Prescription Information

Cerubidine (Injection)

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Cerubidine (Injection) is used for the Treatment

Daunorubicin (daw-noe-ROO-bi-sin) Used with other cancer medicines to treat different kinds of leukemia.

When To Not Use Cerubidine (Injection)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to daunorubicin.

How Should You Use Cerubidine (Injection)


  • This medicine, like all medicines used to treat cancer, is very strong. Make sure you understand why you are getting it and what the risks and benefits of treatment are. It is important for you to work closely with your doctor.
  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it will be given.
  • Your medicine will be given directly into a vein usually in your arm or chest. This is called intravenous (in-tra-VEEN-us), or IV.
  • A nurse or other caregiver trained to give cancer drugs will give you your treatments.
  • Do not get the medicine on your skin. If this happens, wash the area with soap and water, and tell your caregiver right away.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose, call your doctor, home health caregiver, or the clinic where you have your treatments for instructions.

Proper Cerubidine (Injection) Storage

Store Cerubidine (Injection) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Cerubidine (Injection) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Cerubidine (Injection)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Some medicines may become harmful when taken with daunorubicin. Make sure your doctor knows what medicines you take.
  • You should not use aspirin or any product that has aspirin in it (such as some cold medicines) unless you have talked to your doctor.
  • Talk to your doctor before getting any vaccines (such as flu shots).

Cerubidine (Injection) Warnings

  • Do not breastfeed while you are getting this medicine.
  • Before you start your treatments, make sure your doctor knows if you have an infection, gout, or heart, liver, or kidney disease.
  • If you start to have pain, redness, swelling where the IV is given, tell your health caregiver right away.
  • This medicine may turn your urine red for 1 or 2 days after your treatment. This is normal. You may want to protect your clothing from being stained.
  • You may get infections more easily while being treated with this medicine. Stay away from crowds or people with colds, flu, or other infections.
  • This medicine can cause nausea and vomiting. Your doctor may prescribe medicine for you to keep you from feeling sick. If the medicine does not help (you can't keep liquids down), call your doctor.
  • Your doctor may want you to have blood and heart tests on a regular schedule while you are taking this medicine. Keep all of your appointments, or reschedule any appointments you miss.
  • Do not get pregnant while you or your sexual partner is receiving daunorubicin. Use an effective form of birth control while you are being treated with this medicine.
  • If you are pregnant, talk to your doctor before you start your treatments.

Cerubidine (Injection) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Fever, chills, or sore throat
  • Hives, rash, or severe itching
  • Pain, redness, or swelling where the IV is given
  • Severe vomiting
  • Trouble breathing, swelling of ankles or feet
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Hair loss
  • Nausea, loss of appetite

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