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Altaxel 30 mg Injection


Overview

Altaxel Injection side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Low blood platelets
  • Rash
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Bleeding
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Hair loss
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)

How to use Altaxel Injection

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

How Altaxel Injection works

Altaxel 30 mg Injection is an anticancer medication. It works by interfering with the microtubule structures which help the cancer cells to divide and multiply. This slows the growth of cancer cells and eventually kills them.

Altaxel Injection related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Altaxel 30 mg 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.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Altaxel 30 mg Injection is unsafe to use during lactation. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
As there is no reason why you cannot continue driving between courses of Altaxel 30 mg Injection but you should remember that this medicine contains some alcohol and it may be unwise to drive
Kidney
SAFE
Altaxel 30 mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Altaxel 30 mg Injection is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Altaxel 30 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Altaxel 30 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Altaxel 30 mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • Altaxel 30 mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication used for the treatment of breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer.
  • It is given as an intravenous (IV) injection into your vein, usually over 1 hour and every three weeks.
  • Do not take Altaxel 30 mg Injection if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Use reliable methods of contraception to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor your blood cells and liver function during treatment with this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice unexplained bruising or bleeding, sore throat, mouth ulcers, high temperature (fever) or other signs of infection.
  • Talk to your doctor if you have sudden weight gain or if you have swelling in your arms and legs that doesn't go away.

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Is Altaxel generic/ taxane/ FDA approved/cytotoxic?

Yes, Altaxel is generic/ taxane/ FDA approved/ cytotoxic

Q. Is Altaxel a vesicant?

Altaxel is usually a vesicant (irritant)

Q. Is Altaxel light sensitive/ hydrophobic/ cardiotoxic?

Yes, Altaxel is light sensitive/ hydrophobic/ cardiotoxic

Q. Does Altaxel cause hair loss?

Yes, Altaxel may cause hair loss as a side effect. Please inform your doctor about any side effect while you are on Altaxel therapy

Q. What is Altaxel derived from?

Altaxel is derived from bark of the Pacific yew, Taxus brevifolia.

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Alkem Laboratories Limited, Devashish Building, Alkem House, Senapati Bapat Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013.
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