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Uses of Docetero Injection

DOCETERO 20 MG INJECTION is used in the treatment of breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, cancer of head and neck and prostate cancer.

Docetero Injection side effects

  • 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 Docetero Injection

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

How Docetero Injection works

DOCETERO 20 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.

Docetero Injection related warnings

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
DOCETERO 20 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.
DOCETERO 20 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 DOCETERO 20 MG INJECTION alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
DOCETERO 20 MG INJECTION is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of DOCETERO 20 MG INJECTION is recommended.
DOCETERO 20 MG INJECTION should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of DOCETERO 20 MG INJECTION may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

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  • 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Docetero

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

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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 25th Apr 2018.
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