DOCETEC 20MG INJECTION

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United Biotech Pvt Ltd

Composition for Docetec 20mg Injection

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Primarily used for

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

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Uses of Docetec Injection

DOCETEC 20MG INJECTION is used in the treatment of breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, cancer of head and neck and prostate cancer.
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Side effects of Docetec Injection

Common

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.

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How to use Docetec Injection

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

How Docetec Injection works

Docetec 20mg injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by damaging the genetic material (DNA) of the cancer cells and stops their growth and multiplication.

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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Warnings
Special precautions for DOCETEC 20MG INJECTION
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
DOCETEC 20MG 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.
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Lactation
UNSAFE
DOCETEC 20MG INJECTION is usafe to use during lactation. Da
ta suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breast feeding is not advisable.
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Driving
It is not known whether DOCETEC 20MG INJECTION alters the ab
ility to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney
SAFE
DOCETEC 20MG INJECTION is safe to use in patients with kidne
y disease. No dose adjustment of DOCETEC 20MG INJECTION is recommended.
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Liver
CAUTION
DOCETEC 20MG INJECTION should be used with caution in patien
ts with liver disease. Dose adjustment of DOCETEC 20MG INJECTION may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Frequently asked questions for Docetec 20mg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Docetaxel

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