ALTAXEL 250MG INJECTION

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Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Composition for ALTAXEL 250MG INJECTION

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Potentiallyunsafewith
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Pregnancy
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Lactation
8100
₹8100.0/injection
1 injection in 1 vial
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Substitutes for ALTAXEL INJECTION

MITOTAX 250MG INJECTION
Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
₹10119.0/ML of injection
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Medicine Overview of ALTAXEL INJECTION

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Uses of ALTAXEL INJECTION

Altaxel 250mg injection is used in the treatment of breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and pancreatic cancer.
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Side effects of ALTAXEL INJECTION

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness, Rash, Reduced blood platelets, Upper respiratory tract infection, Urinary tract infection, Bleeding, Anemia, Decreased blood pressure, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Hair loss, Diarrhoea, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils).

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How to use ALTAXEL INJECTION

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How ALTAXEL INJECTION works

Altaxel 250mg injection blocks replication of genetic material (DNA) in the cancer cells. Thus it stops the growth and multiplication of cancer cells.

In Depth Information on ALTAXEL INJECTION

Expert advice for ALTAXEL INJECTION

  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart problems, liver problems or low production of blood cells from the bone marrow (myelosupression).
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you observe allergic reactions such as shortness of breath, irregular heart-beats, dizziness, swelling of face or rash; tingling, burning or numbness in finger or toes.
  • Inform your doctor if you are taking radiation therapy of the lungs or if you have Kaposi’s sarcoma with a sore or inflamed mouth.
  • Women on this therapy should use two methods of contraception and 3 months after it.
  • Men who are going to use this therapy should not father a child and 3 months post it. They should also seek guidance and counselling on sperm conservation before taking this therapy.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as paclitaxel may cause some dizziness, nausea or tiredness.
  • Paclitaxel is not recommended for children below 18 years.
  • Ensure that you receive anti-allergic medication before the therapy to prevent any allergic response.
Warnings
Special precautions for ALTAXEL 250MG INJECTION
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Altaxel 250mg injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.

There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Altaxel 250mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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Driving
CAUTION
Should be noted that the formulation contains alcohol. The a
bility to drive or to use machines may be decreased due to alcohol content of this medicinal product.
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Kidney
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Paclitaxel, please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for ALTAXEL 250MG INJECTION

Frequently asked questions for Paclitaxel

Q. Is paclitaxel generic/ taxane/ FDA approved/cytotoxic?
Yes, paclitaxel is generic/ taxane/ FDA approved/ cytotoxic
Q. Is paclitaxel a vesicant?
Paclitaxel is usually a vesicant (irritant)
Q. Is paclitaxel light sensitive/ hydrophobic/ cardiotoxic?
Yes, paclitaxel is light sensitive/ hydrophobic/ cardiotoxic
Q. Does paclitaxel cause hair loss?
Yes, paclitaxel may cause hair loss as a side effect. Please inform your doctor about any side effect while you are on paclitaxel therapy
Q. What is paclitaxel derived from?
Paclitaxel is derived from bark of the Pacific yew, Taxus brevifolia.
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