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Regimen Information

For Doxil, including Side Effects


Drugs in this Regimen:

For the treatment of Breast Cancer

How Doxil chemotherapy is given and possible side effects.

Doxil for the treatment of Breast Cancer

Doxil (doxorubicin liposomal) is the drug used in the treatment of breast cancer


  • Anemia

  • Nausea & Vomiting

  • Hand Foot Syndrome

  • Mouth Sores

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Community Responses

Often, the most helpful information regarding treatment side effects comes not from clinical brochures, but rather from other patients like you. We've collected the most helpful community resources to help you prepare for the side effects and coping tips for your chemotherapy regimen.

What side effects did you experience while on this medication?

Hi, I'm judy

I received this for seven weeks and this was a very tough chemo for me as far as nausea. They finally gave me a medicine with the chemo that kept me from vomitting more or less. It was suppose to be for nausea but the day upong taking it I would feel like I had to be sick but I could not, it kept me from doing that. After the first day I felt much better and it did help me feel like I could eat and not feel nausious. But on the whole I felt not like myself.

  • Thu Nov 8, 2012

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Treatment Overview

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