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Docetec 120 mg Injection

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Composition for Docetec 120 mg Injection

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Docetec 120 mg Injection

Breast cancer, Non-small cell lung cancer, Cancer of head and neck
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Lactation
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Medicine Overview of Docetec Injection

Uses of Docetec Injection

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

Docetec Injection side effects

Common

Side Effects of Docetec are Nerve damage, Fluid retention, Muscle pain, Vomiting, Weakness, Nausea, Infection, Difficulty in swallowing, Loss of appetite, Hair loss, Diarrhoea, Skin reaction, Breathing difficulty.

How to use Docetec Injection

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

How Docetec Injection works

Docetec 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.

In Depth Information on Docetec Injection

Expert advice for Docetec Injection

  • 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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Docetec Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Docetec Injection
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Docetec 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.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Docetec 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.
Driving
It is not known whether Docetec 120 mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE
Docetec 120 mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Docetec 120 mg Injection is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
Docetec 120 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Docetec 120 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Docetec Injection

Frequently asked questions about Docetaxel

Q. Is Docetec a taxane, anthracycline derivative?
Docetec belongs to the taxane class of drugs. It is not an anthracycline derivative
Q. Is Docetec cytotoxic?
Yes. Since, Docetec kills the cancer cells in the body; it is regarded as a cytotoxic agent
Q. Does Docetec cause hair loss, weight gain or bone pain?
Docetec 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 Docetec come from?
Docetec is derived from the bark of the yew tree found in the pacific region
Q. Is Docetec FDA approved?
Yes. Docetec is approved by the USFDA.

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