Side Effects of DoxilJust like any medicine, Doxil may cause side effects. Like most forms of chemotherapy, Doxil is capable of causing serious side effects.
Some of the most common reactions to this drug include but are not limited to:
- Low blood platelets (thrombocytopenia)
- Low levels of a certain type of white blood cells known as neutrophils (neutropenia)
- Hand-foot syndrome (pain, redness, and swelling of the palms and soles)
(Click Doxil Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Drug InteractionsDoxil can potentially interact with a few other medications (see Doxil Drug Interactions).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving Doxil if you have:
- Congestive heart failure (CHF), an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia), or other heart problems
- A history of low levels of white blood cells in the blood (known medically as neutropenia)
- Any infection
- Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Had radiation
- Any allergies, including to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Doxil and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Doxil and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Doxil Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)