Who should not take DOXIL?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • a bad infection
  • glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • heart attack within the last 30 days
  • cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle
  • atrioventricular block, a type of slow heart rhythm disorder
  • bundle branch block
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • heart failure
  • inflammation of the middle tissue heart muscle
  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • erythrodysesthesia or tingling, pain, redness, and edema in the hands and feet
  • pregnancy
  • a patient who is producing milk and breastfeeding
  • dysfunction of left ventricle of heart without symptoms
  • anemia from pyruvate kinase and G6PD deficiencies
  • Child-Pugh class B liver impairment
  • Child-Pugh class C liver impairment
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