Docetax 120 mg Injection

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Uses of Docetax Injection

Docetax 120 mg Injection is used in the treatment of breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, prostate cancer and cancer of head and neck.

Docetax Injection side effects

  • Infection
  • Decreased blood cell count
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle pain
  • Fluid retention
  • Hair loss
  • Weakness

How to use Docetax Injection

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

How Docetax Injection works

Docetax 120 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.

Docetax Injection related warnings

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Docetax 120 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.
Docetax 120 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.
It is not known whether Docetax 120 mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Docetax 120 mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Docetax 120 mg Injection is recommended.
Docetax 120 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Docetax 120 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Docetax 120 mg Injection is an anti-cancer medication used for the treatment of breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, prostate cancer and cancers of head and neck.
  • It is given as an intravenous (IV) injection into your vein, usually over 1 hour and every three weeks.
  • Do not take Docetax 120 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

Questions Related to Docetax

This query is for my mother. She was diagnosed with breast cancer stage 1 a couple of years back. It was thus treated with surgery followed by radiology. The doctor has since put her on anastrozole 1mg tablet daily for 5 years. She has been taking altraz 1mg by alkem laboratories since inception but now we have found a same salt medicine named elinal 1mg by emcure pharmaceuticals with same composition. Is elinal an equally effective medicine and can be taken in lieu of altraz? Reason for switching: elinal costs 80% less than altraz.
Dr. Megha Tuli
Hi PATIENT understand your concern. Emcee is a very good brand too. There is technically no difference in the two medicines. However I would suggest you verify with your treating doctor in this case because in case later something goes wrong in future, your doctor will only blame you that you checnged the medicine without consulting him and that is reason the patient has deteriorated. Cancer is known to be notorious. I have myself lost 2 very close family members to breast cancer. Do not take me wrong. I'm only asking you to verify with your doctor so that in future you face no problems in this account.
I have problem of frequent urination at night. My father had same at his time.Doctor told me that I am having BPH.Also I went through PSA whose result is 1.8 increased prostate gland size is 40 which came in ultrasound report .When doctor did some test by inserting his finger in my rectal area I felt abnormal asked me to go for a culture test so as to check which can be the best medicine for BPH for me. Kindly suggest if it can be something else like prostate cancer.
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Cancer Specialist
May not be prostate cancer, it is only begnin enlargement of prostate.
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User Feedback


Q. Is Docetax a taxane, anthracycline derivative?

Docetax belongs to the taxane class of drugs. It is not an anthracycline derivative

Q. Is Docetax cytotoxic?

Yes. Since, Docetax kills the cancer cells in the body; it is regarded as a cytotoxic agent

Q. Does Docetax cause hair loss, weight gain or bone pain?

Docetax may cause hair loss, bone pain or weight gain due to fluid retention. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor

Q. Where does Docetax come from?

Docetax is derived from the bark of the yew tree found in the pacific region

Q. Is Docetax FDA approved?

Yes. Docetax is approved by the USFDA.

Related Ayurvedic Ingredients

Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 21st Jan 2019.
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