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Idarubicin is an anthracycline chemotherapy drug used to treat certain types of cancer, such as acute myeloid leukemia (AML). It works by interfering with the growth of cancer cells, which eventually leads to their death. Idarubicin is usually given in combination with other chemotherapy drugs.

Common side effects of idarubicin include nausea, vomiting, hair loss, mouth sores, fatigue, and an increased risk of infection. Other serious side effects may include low white blood cell counts, anemia, and heart problems.

Brand names associated with idarubicin include Idamycin, Idarubicin Hydrochloride, and Zavedos.

  • idarubicin
  • anthracycline
  • antibiotic
  • antineoplastic
  • cytotoxic

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