Dexrazoxane hydrochloride. Definition

Medical Definition: Dexrazoxane hydrochloride

Active ingredient in a drug used to treat acute toxic effects caused by certain anticancer drugs. Under the brand Totect is used to treat the toxic effects of an anticancer drug that leaks from the veins into surrounding tissue, damaging the tissue. Under the brand Zinecard is used to reduce heart damage caused by the doxorubicin is administered to women to treat breast cancer that has spread. Dexrazoxane hydrochloride is also being studied for the treatment of cancer. It is a type of cardioprotective, chemoprotective, and topoisomerase inhibitor.

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