|Brand name(s), other common name(s)||Idamycin®|
|Drug type||Antitumor antibiotic|
|How the drug is given||Intravenously (IV)|
Idarubicin is FDA approved in combination with other antileukemic drugs to treat people who have acute myeloid leukemia in adults.
Side effects needing medical attention:If idarubicin accidentally seeps out of the vein, it may damage some tissues and cause scarring. Your healthcare provider should be notified right away if you notice redness, pain or swelling at the IV site; irregular heartbeat; chest pain; severe bleeding or unusual bleeding or bruising; shortness of breath; fever; chills; sore throat; sores in mouth and on lips; stomach pains; rash, itching or hives; nausea and vomiting (mild); diarrhea; headache.
Side effects needing medical attention after stopping this medication: Irregular heartbeat; shortness of breath; swelling of feet and legs.