Daunorubicin or Daunomycin

(daw-noe-ROO-bi-sin)

Daunorubicin (daunomycin) is a drug used to treat certain types of cancer. It is available as an injectable medication.

  • Daunorubicin (daunomycin) is usually given in the hospital or clinic.
  • Heart failure may occur years after treatment of this drug.
  • Ask your child's doctor about what signs and symptoms you should look for as well as what test(s) should be performed on your child before, during and after therapy.
  • Daunorubicin (daunomycin) may cause a red discoloration of your child's urine, tears, and / or sweat for 24 to 48 hours after the dose is given.
  • Flu-like symptoms (fever, tiredness and muscle weakness) may occur 2 to 7 days after giving the drug and persist for 1 to 3 weeks.
  • Daunorubicin (daunomycin) may cause pain and swelling around the site where it is being given to your child. Inform a nurse or physician immediately if this occurs.
  • If too much medicine is taken by accident, call the Drug and Poison Information Center (DPIC) at 513-636-5111, or 1-800-222-1222, or call your child's doctor immediately.
  • Keep this medication out of the reach of children.

For any medication information related to your child's dosing schedule and / or missed doses, contact the healthcare provider who prescribed the medication.

  • Hair loss
  • Itching
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sore throat/mouth or difficulty swallowing
  • Swelling of hands and / or feet
  • Flu-like symptoms (fever, tiredness, muscle weakness)
  • Severe nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Severe throat or mouth pain, or difficulty swallowing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Rash
  • Fever
  • Pain or swelling at the IV site
  • Bleeding or easy bruising
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Blood in stools or black, tarry stools

Last Updated 12/2013