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Primary Uses

Breast Cancer


This drug can be used as adjuvant (additional) therapy for primary breast cancer.

Side Effects

This drug may cause myelosuppression (blood problems), cardiotoxicity (heart problems), alopecia (hair loss), mucositis (inflammation), Gl disturbances(upset stomach)



Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.


Rsearch suggests that this medicine should be avoided by women who are breastfeeding.


Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.


Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.


While taking this medicine, take the following precautions: Monitor blood counts , Cardiac function (heart function) and uric acid levels , Evaluate liver function prior to and during therapy.



What is epirubicin used for?

It is used in treatment of cancers.

Epirubicin is said to be a vesicant substance; what does it mean?

It means that epirubicin is a substance that has the potential to seep out of the blood vessels and cause blistering in tissues.

How is this medicine taken?

It is taken intravenously (within the vein) and under the supervision of a medical facilitator only.

Does it result in any disturbance in the body, if so then what should be done about it?

Epirubicin is reported to affect blood cell count and liver functions soon after the patient starts to use it, hence some lab tests are regularly performed for its sake. Incentives are taken if any disturbance is found.

Is it okay to walk or perform any exercise immediately after consuming the drug?

No, it is not. The drug is reported to make one dizzy and lose focus for some time after it is consumed. You are advised to wait for a few hours before resuming such activities.


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