Description and Brand Names

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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.

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 the product labeling, epirubicin is used in certain patients with the following medical condition:

  • Cancer of the esophagus.
  • Cancer of the muscles, connective tissues (tendons), vessels that carry blood or lymph, joints, and fat.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Powder for Solution
  • Solution