Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Idamycin PFS


Idarubicin injection is used in combination with other medicines to treat acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in adults.

Idarubicin belongs to the group of medicines known as antineoplastics. It seems to interfere with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed. Since the growth of normal body cells may also be affected by idarubicin, other 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 for months or years after the medicine is used.

Before you begin treatment with idarubicin, you and your doctor should talk about the benefit as the risks of using this medicine.

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

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Solution
  • Powder for Solution