Active Ingredient History

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Daunorubicin, also known as daunomycin, is a chemotherapy medication used to treat cancer. Specifically, it is used for acute myeloid leukemia (AML), acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), and Kaposi's sarcoma. Similar to doxorubicin, daunorubicin interacts with DNA by intercalation and inhibition of macromolecular biosynthesis. This inhibits the progression of the enzyme topoisomerase II, which relaxes supercoils in DNA for transcription. Daunorubicin stabilizes the topoisomerase II complex after it has broken the DNA chain for replication, preventing the DNA double helix from being resealed and thereby stopping the process of replication. On binding to DNA, daunomycin intercalates, with its daunosamine residue directed toward the minor groove. It has the highest preference for two adjacent G/C base pairs flanked on the 5' side by an A/T base pair. Daunorubicin should only be administered in a rapid intravenous infusion. It should not be administered intramuscularly or subcutaneously, since it may cause extensive tissue necrosis. It should also never be administered intrathecally (into the spinal canal), as this will cause extensive damage to the nervous system and may lead to death.   NCATS

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  • Mechanisms of Action:
  • Multi-specific: Missing data
  • Black Box: Yes
  • Availability: Prescription Only
  • Delivery Methods: Parenteral
  • Pro Drug: No

Combination drugs

( daunorubicin (cerubidine), cytarabine (cytosar-u) - other name: cytarabine and daunorubicin )
(8s-cis)-8-acetyl-10-((3-amino-2,3,6-trideoxy-alpha-l-lyxo-hexopyrannosyl)oxy)-7,8,9,10-tetrahydro-6,8,11-trihydroxy-1-methoxy-5,12-napthacenedione | acetyladriamycin | anthracycline | cerubidin | cerubidine | daunoblastina | daunomycin | (+)-daunomycin | daunomycine | daunorubcin hydrochloride | daunorubicin | daunorubicina | daunorubicin citrate | daunorubicine | daunorubicin hcl | daunorubicin hydrochloride | daunorubicinum | daunoxome | fi-6339 | fi-6339 [as the base] | leukaemomycin c | liposomal daunorubicin | liposomal daunorubicin citrate | ndc-0082-4155 | rp-13057 | rp-13057 [as the base] | rubidomycin


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