DOXIL® Patient Support
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Information you may need to help you get started and stay on track
Janssen CarePath is here to help. Once your doctor has prescribed DOXIL®, we will give you resources that may help you get started and stay on track. Create a Janssen CarePath Account where you can learn about your insurance coverage for DOXIL® and sign up for treatment reminders.
Paying for DOXIL®
JanssenPrescriptionAssistance.com provides information on affordability programs and up-to-date information about independent foundations that may have funding available to help you with medication costs for DOXIL®.
Janssen CarePath can give you resources that may help you get started with DOXIL® treatment. Sign up or log in to your personal Janssen CarePath Account – MyJanssenCarePath.com, so you can learn about your insurance coverage and learn about programs that may help you pay for your medication.
Staying on Track
In addition, Janssen CarePath offers support to help you stay on track with your DOXIL® treatment as prescribed by your doctor.
DOXIL® is indicated for the treatment of patients with ovarian cancer whose disease has progressed or recurred after platinum-based chemotherapy.
DOXIL® is indicated for the treatment of AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma in patients after failure of prior systemic chemotherapy or intolerance to such therapy.
DOXIL® in combination with bortezomib is indicated for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma who have not previously received bortezomib and have received at least one prior therapy.
DOXIL® is administered intravenously by your healthcare professional.
Serious and possibly permanent heart-related side effects that may lead to congestive heart failure can occur in patients treated with DOXIL® Inform your doctor of any history of heart disease, radiation to your chest, or prior anticancer therapy. Your doctor will monitor your heart function.
Infusion-related reactions may also occur during administration. Be sure to tell your doctor if you have any symptoms during infusion, including: flushing, shortness of breath, facial swelling, headaches, chills, chest pain, back pain, tightness in your chest or throat, dizziness, or lightheadedness. In some cases, these reactions may be serious and sometimes life-threatening and may be fatal.
You should not take DOXIL® if you have a prior history of allergic reactions to doxorubicin or other ingredients found in the formulation. Please inform your doctor about your history of allergic reactions to medications or other substances.
DOXIL® may severely reduce the number of blood cells (red blood cells, white blood cells, and cells that prevent bleeding called platelets) in your body that may potentially increase risk of infections, anemia, and bleeding. Speak to your doctor if you notice any changes in your health such as a new onset fever or symptoms of infection. Your doctor will monitor your blood laboratory results.
Hand-Foot Syndrome may occur while taking DOXIL®. This may lead to tingling or burning, redness, flaking, bothersome swelling, small blisters, or small sores on palms of hands or soles of feet. In certain cases, this reaction can be more severe leading to serious infections, interfering with walking and other daily activities.
Cases of oral cancer have been reported in people who had taken DOXIL® for more than one year. The oral cancer was diagnosed during treatment and up to 6 years after the last dose. Your doctor will examine you at regular times for the signs and symptoms of oral cancer.
If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or nursing, inform your doctor. DOXIL® can cause fetal harm. Nursing should be discontinued during treatment with DOXIL®. Females and males of reproductive potential should use effective contraception during and for 6 months following treatment with DOXIL®. DOXIL® may cause temporary or permanent infertility.
The most common side effects reported in at least 20% of patients treated with DOXIL® during clinical studies were: weakness, tiredness, fever, nausea, stomatitis (painful redness, swelling, or sores in the mouth), vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, loss of appetite, hand-foot syndrome, rash, low white blood cell count, low platelet count, and anemia. Tell your doctor if you experience these or other side effects.
In the treatment of multiple myeloma, nerve damage called peripheral neuropathy, which may lead to pain, numbness, burning sensation, tingling, and more serious symptoms, was reported in >40% of patients. Be sure to tell your doctor immediately if you experience any of these or other symptoms.
Following administration, DOXIL® may turn urine and other bodily fluids a reddish-orange color. This is due to the color of DOXIL® and will go away as the drug leaves the body.
Your doctor may prescribe antinausea medications before or during your DOXIL® treatment.
Talk to your doctor if you have a history of heart disease or liver disease, or have received prior radiation therapy and/or anticancer therapy.
Click here to read Full Prescribing Information for DOXIL®, including BOXED WARNINGS, and discuss any questions you have with your doctor.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088. DOXIL® is administered intravenously by your healthcare professional.