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DOCETERE 80MG SOLVENT FOR INJECTION

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Overview

Uses of Docetere Solvent for Injection

DOCETERE 80MG SOLVENT FOR INJECTION is used in the treatment of breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, prostate cancer and cancer of head and neck.

Docetere Solvent for Injection side effects

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

How to use Docetere Solvent for Injection

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

How Docetere Solvent for Injection works

DOCETERE 80MG SOLVENT FOR 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.

Docetere Solvent for Injection related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
DOCETERE 80MG SOLVENT FOR 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
DOCETERE 80MG SOLVENT FOR 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 DOCETERE 80MG SOLVENT FOR INJECTION alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE
DOCETERE 80MG SOLVENT FOR INJECTION is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of DOCETERE 80MG SOLVENT FOR INJECTION is recommended.
Liver
CAUTION
DOCETERE 80MG SOLVENT FOR INJECTION should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of DOCETERE 80MG SOLVENT FOR INJECTION may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

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No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • DOCETERE 80MG SOLVENT FOR 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 DOCETERE 80MG SOLVENT FOR 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 Docetere

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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 pain.doctor 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.
Kindly advise our plan of treatment for the patient with extensive skeletal metastases involving axial and appendicular skeleton.
Dr. Sanjay Singh Rai
Cancer Specialist
Send me previous treatment detailsLooks like stage 4 prostate cancer4 treatments are availableOk these are reports but not treatment details
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FAQs

Q. Is Docetere a taxane, anthracycline derivative?

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

Q. Is Docetere cytotoxic?

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

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

Docetere 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 Docetere come from?

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

Q. Is Docetere FDA approved?

Yes. Docetere is approved by the USFDA.

Related Ayurvedic Ingredients

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Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., 8-2-337, Road No. 3, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Telangana 500034, INDIA
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