Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Doxil
  2. Lipodox
  3. Lipodox 50


Doxorubicin liposome injection is used to treat ovarian cancer and Kaposi sarcoma (AIDS patients). It is also used together with bortezomib to treat multiple myeloma. Doxorubicin liposome is an antineoplastic agent (cancer medicine).

Doxorubicin liposome interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed by the body. Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected by doxorubicin liposome, other unwanted side effects will also occur. Some of these may be serious and must be reported to your doctor.

This medicine is to be given only by or under the direct supervision of your doctor.

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product labeling, doxorubicin liposome is used in certain patients with the following medical conditions:

  • Breast cancer that has spread (metastatic).
  • Multiple myeloma, in combination with vincristine and dexamethasone.
  • Mycosis fungoides (skin cancer) that did not respond to other medicines.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Solution