Idamycin PFS must be given slowly and directly into a vein (intravenously) along with other IV fluids. Do not inject Idamycin PFS into the muscle (intramuscularly) or just beneath the skin (subcutaneously). If Idamycin PFS accidentally leaks into surrounding tissue, the skin and/or muscle may be severely damaged. Notify the doctor immediately if redness, pain, or swelling occurs at (or around) the injection site.
Idarubicin may cause heart problems (including heart failure) or bone marrow suppression, making it hard to fight off infections. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop an irregular heartbeat, trouble breathing, swelling of the hands or feet, easy bruising or bleeding, or signs of infection, such as fever, unusual fatigue, or persistent sore throat. People with heart conditions or people who have been treated with similar drugs (anthracyclines) are at greater risk for heart problems.
Treating certain types of cancer (eg, acute myeloid leukemia). It is used along with other medicines. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Idamycin PFS is a cytotoxic agent. It works by inhibiting activities of the cancer cell necessary for life and growth. This prevents the cancer cell from reproducing and results in death of the cancer cell.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Some medical conditions may interact with Idamycin PFS . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Idamycin PFS . However, no specific interactions with Idamycin PFS are known at this time.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Idamycin PFS may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Use Idamycin PFS as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Idamycin PFS .
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Cramps; diarrhea; fever; hair loss; headache; hives; nausea; rash; stomach pain; swelling of mucous membranes; vomiting.Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); changes in vision; chest pain; dizziness; fainting; infection (fever, chills, cough, sore throat); irregular heartbeat; numbness of an arm or leg; pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site; seizure; serious heart problems (eg, heart failure, serious irregular heartbeat, heart attack); severe stomach pain; sharp or crushing chest pain; sores on the mouth or lips; sudden leg pain; sudden severe headache; sudden shortness of breath; swelling of the feet, legs, or ankles; unusual bruising or bleeding; weakness.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center (http://www.aapcc.org), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include serious digestion and heart problems.Proper storage of Idamycin PFS :
Idamycin PFS is usually handled and stored by a health care provider. If you are using Idamycin PFS at home, store Idamycin PFS as directed by your pharmacist or health care provider. Keep Idamycin PFS out of the reach of children and away from pets.
This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Idamycin PFS . If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.