Doxel 20mg Injection

Shantha Biotech

Composition for Doxel 20mg Injection

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Primarily used for

Breast Cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, cancer of head and neck
1 ML in 1 vial

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Medicine Overview of Doxel Injection


Uses of Doxel Injection

Doxel 20mg Injection is used in the treatment of breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, cancer of head and neck and prostate cancer.

Side effects of Doxel Injection


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.


How to use Doxel Injection

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

How Doxel Injection works

Doxel 20mg injection works by damaging the genetic material (DNA) of the cancer cells and stops their growth and multiplication.

In Depth Information on Doxel Injection

Expert advice for Doxel 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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Special precautions for Doxel 20mg Injection
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Doxel 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.
Doxel 20mg Injection is probably safe to use during lactatio
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
It is not known whether Doxel 20mg Injection alters the abil
ity to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
There is limited information available on the use of Doxel 2
0mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Doxel 20mg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Docetaxel

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

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