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DEXRAZOXANE (dex ray ZOX ane) is used to protect against damage caused by certain chemotherapy.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
bone marrow suppression
an unusual or allergic reaction to dexrazoxane, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This medicine is for injection or infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting. This medicine is given just before you are given your chemotherapy medicine.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
This does not apply.
Interactions are not expected.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
This medicine may increase your risk of getting an infection. Stay away from people who are sick and anyone who has recently had a vaccine. Call your doctor or health care professional for advice if you get a fever, chills, or sore throat. Do not treat yourself.
This medicine may increase your risk to bruise or bleed. Call your doctor or health care professional if you notice any unusual bleeding.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
fever, chills, or sore throat
pain at site where injected
unusual bleeding or bruising
unusually tired or weak
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.