Doxil. Definition

Medical Definition: Doxil

Form of doxorubicin, an anticancer drug, which is contained in tiny particles like fat. You may have fewer side effects and be more effective than doxorubicin. Doxil is used to treat ovarian cancer, Kaposi's sarcoma associated with AIDS and multiple myeloma in patients whose disease has not improved after treatment with other anticancer drugs. Can be used with other anticancer drugs. It is also being studied in the treatment of other cancers. Doxil is a type of anthracycline antitumor antibiotic. Also called Dox-SL, Evacet, LipoDox, and liposomal doxorubicin hydrochloride.

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