Idarubicin is an anti-cancer medication. It works by suppressing the activity of an enzyme (topoisomerase II) involved in DNA multiplication of the cancer cells. It also forms harmful chemicals (free radicals) which cause DNA damage. This slows the growth of cancer cells and eventually kills them.
Common side effects of Idarubicin
Nausea, Vomiting, Hair loss, Fever, Increased liver enzymes, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Infection, Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Bleeding, Myelosuppression, Seizure