The liposomal form of Doxorubicin is used to treat ovarian cancer that has not responded to other medications or has gotten worse after other treatments. This medication is also used to treat Kaposi’s sarcoma, a type of cancer of various body tissues that patients with AIDS sometimes develop.
This medication can cause heart damage and disease. Patients may develop heart disease at any time during the course of their treatment or after treatment has ended. Doctors should monitor patients’ hearts while on this medication by taking regular EKG readings to make sure the heart is beating normally.
Some patients may experience abnormally low white blood cell count while on this medication. This leads to greater numbers of infections. Patients may experience flu-like or cold-like symptoms while on this medication due to infections.