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What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking epirubicin if you have:
 
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF), an irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia), or other heart problems
  • A history of low levels of white blood cells in the blood
  • Any infection (see Chemotherapy and Infections)
  • Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
  • Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Epirubicin to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

What If I Overdose on Epirubicin?

People who take too much epirubicin may have overdose symptoms that could include:
 
  • Mouth sores or other sores in the digestive tract
  • Bone marrow depression (a decreased ability of the bone marrow to make blood cells)
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Fever
  • Kidney problems
  • Loss of life.
     
It is unlikely for a person to take too much of this drug, however, since it is given by a healthcare provider.
 
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