Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Ellence

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Pharmorubicin Pfs

Descriptions


Epirubicin injection is used together with other cancer medicines to treat cancers of the breast, lungs, lymph system, stomach, and ovaries.

Epirubicin belongs to the group of medicines called antineoplastics. It interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed. Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected, other unwanted effects will also occur. Some of these may be serious and must be reported to your doctor. Other effects, like hair loss, may not be serious but may cause concern. Some effects may not occur until months or years after the medicine is used.

This medicine is to be administered only by or under the immediate supervision of your doctor.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Powder for Solution
  • Solution