Docefrez 20mg Prefilled Syringe

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd

Composition for Docefrez 20mg Prefilled Syringe

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Primarily used for

Breast Cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, cancer of head and neck
1 Prefilled Syringe in 1 packet

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Medicine Overview of Docefrez Prefilled Syringe


Uses of Docefrez Prefilled Syringe

Docefrez 20mg Prefilled Syringe is used in the treatment of breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, cancer of head and neck and prostate cancer.

Side effects of Docefrez Prefilled Syringe


Nausea, Vomiting, Muscle pain, Hair loss, Hypersensitivity, Loss of appetite, Infection, Diarrhoea, Anemia, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Altered taste, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Febrile neutropenia, Neuropathy.


How to use Docefrez Prefilled Syringe

Your doctor or nurse will use this device to give medicine. You or your care giver may be taught on how to use this device at home.

How Docefrez Prefilled Syringe works

Docefrez 20mg prefilled syringe works by damaging the genetic material (DNA) of the cancer cells and stops their growth and multiplication.

In Depth Information on Docefrez Prefilled Syringe

Expert advice for Docefrez Prefilled Syringe

  • Before docetaxel is administered to you, ensure that all the blood tests and liver-function tests have been adequately performed.
  • Inform your doctor before taking docetaxel if you suffer from alcohol dependence or liver impairment as this medicine contains alcohol (ethanol).
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery while taking this drug as it may cause dizziness.
  • Consult your doctor if you intend to have a child during and 6 months after docetaxel treatment, as it may affect fertility.
  • Inform your doctor before taking docetaxel if you have heart, kidney or liver problems, abnormal liver function, swelling or fluid retention in the body, weakened immune system, infections, problems with bone-marrow, low platelet or white blood cell count, or if you have previously received radiation therapy.
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Special precautions for Docefrez 20mg Prefilled Syringe
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Docefrez 20mg Prefilled Syringe 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.
Docefrez 20mg Prefilled Syringe is probably safe to use duri
ng lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
It is not known whether Docefrez 20mg Prefilled Syringe alte
rs the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
There is limited information available on the use of Docefre
z 20mg Prefilled Syringe in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Docefrez 20mg Prefilled Syringe

Frequently asked questions for Docetaxel

Docefrez belongs to the taxane class of drugs. It is not an anthracycline derivative
Yes. Since, Docefrez kills the cancer cells in the body; it is regarded as a cytotoxic agent
Docefrez may cause hair loss, bone pain or weight gain due to fluid retention. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor
Docefrez is derived from the bark of the yew tree found in the pacific region
Yes. Docefrez is approved by the USFDA.

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