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Epirubicin is commonly used for the treatment of breast cancer. The drug, which works by killing rapidly multiplying cancer cells, is generally used in combination with other chemotherapy medications. The drug is administered through an IV, usually at a healthcare provider's office, an "infusion center," or at a hospital. Side effects may include nausea and vomiting, leukopenia, and hair loss.
- Epirubicin is given through an IV.
- Most people receive their injection at their healthcare provider's office, a hospital, or at an "infusion center."
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Epirubicin will not work as well if you stop taking it before your healthcare provider recommends.