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Composition for ALTAXEL

Paclitaxel(300 mg)

food interaction for ALTAXEL

alcohol interaction for ALTAXEL

pregnancy interaction for ALTAXEL

lactation interaction for ALTAXEL

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Altaxel 300mg infusion at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Altaxel 300mg infusion 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.
Altaxel 300mg infusion is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Paclitaxel(300 mg)


Altaxel 300mg infusion is used alone or in combination with other chemotherapeutic agents in the treatment of ovarian cancer, breast cancer, advanced non-small cell lung cancer, cancer of pancreas, and AIDS related Kaposi’s sarcoma (a type of cancer that develops from the cells that line lymph or blood vessels). This can also be used to treat patients who may be non-responsive to anthracycline based therapies.

How it works

Altaxel 300mg infusion belongs to a class of medication called anti microtubule agents. It works by stopping growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.

Common side effects

Nausea, Pain, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Hair loss, Injection site redness, Injection site swelling, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Skin redness, Dry mouth, Sore mouth, Vomiting, Weakness


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Expert advice for ALTAXEL

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for ALTAXEL


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.


Content on this page was last updated on 25 December, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)