This page contains brief information about daunorubicin hydrochloride and cytarabine liposome and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.
Use in Cancer
Daunorubicin hydrochloride and cytarabine liposome is approved to treat:
- Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) that is newly diagnosed. It is used in patients with therapy-related AML (tAML) or AML with myelodysplasia-related changes (AML-MRC).
Daunorubicin hydrochloride and cytarabine liposome is a combination form of daunorubicin hydrochloride and cytarabine contained inside liposomes (very tiny particles of fat). This form may work better than other forms of these drugs and have fewer side effects. Also, because its effects last longer in the body, it doesn’t need to be given as often. For more information about daunorubicin hydrochloride and cytarabine liposome that may apply to this combination drug, see the Drug Information Summaries for Daunorubicin Hydrochloride and Cytarabine Liposome.
Daunorubicin hydrochloride and cytarabine liposome is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer.
More About Daunorubicin Hydrochloride and Cytarabine Liposome
Definition from the TCH Drug Dictionary – Detailed scientific definition and other names for this drug.