Daunorubicin

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Chemotherapy

This chemotherapy and cancer drugs article is about Daunorubicin which is an anti-tumour antibiotic a chemotherapy drug from the anthracyline family generally used to treat acute leukaemias such as acute myeloid leukaemia and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. It is delivered intravenously.

Side effects can include: fatigue, lowered resistance to infections, anaemia causing breathlessness, bruising and bleeding, nausea and vomiting, temporary hair loss, mouth sores, red urine (because the drug is red), skin changes, diarrhoea.  Rarely there may be temporary changes to the heart.

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