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ONCOTAXEL 260MG INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 6589.72 for 1 vial(s) (1 ML injection each)
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Composition for ONCOTAXEL

Paclitaxel(260 mg)

food interaction for ONCOTAXEL

alcohol interaction for ONCOTAXEL

pregnancy interaction for ONCOTAXEL

lactation interaction for ONCOTAXEL

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Oncotaxel 260mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Oncotaxel 260mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Oncotaxel 260mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for ONCOTAXEL

Paclitaxel(260 mg)

Uses

Oncotaxel 260mg injection is used in the treatment of breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and pancreatic cancer.

How it works

Oncotaxel 260mg injection belongs to a class of medication called anti microtubule agents. It works by stopping growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.

Common side effects

Nausea, Pain, Diarrhoea, Abdominal pain, Hair loss, Injection site redness, Injection site swelling, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Skin redness, Dry mouth, Sore mouth, Vomiting, Weakness

SUBSTITUTES for ONCOTAXEL

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  • PETAXEL 260MG INJECTION
    (1 ML injection in vial)
    Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries
    Rs. 10023/ML of injection
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    Rs. 10023
    pay 52% more per ML of injection
  • GROS 260MG INJECTION
    (1 ML injection in vial)
    Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 8187.54/ML of injection
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    Rs. 8187.54
    pay 24% more per ML of injection
  • INTAXEL 260 MG INJECTION
    (43.4 ML injection in vial)
    Fresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 257.43/ML of injection
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    Rs. 11172.40
    save 96% more per ML of injection
  • CYTAX 260MG INJECTION
    (1 ML injection in vial)
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 8486.16/ML of injection
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    Rs. 8486.16
    pay 29% more per ML of injection
  • PACLITRUST 260MG INJECTION
    (1 ML injection in vial)
    Panacea Biotec Ltd
    Rs. 8163.26/ML of injection
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    Rs. 8163.26
    pay 24% more per ML of injection

Expert advice for ONCOTAXEL

  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart problems, liver problems or low production of blood cells from the bone marrow (myelosupression).
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you observe allergic reactions such as shortness of breath, irregular heart-beats, dizziness, swelling of face or rash; tingling, burning or numbness in finger or toes.
  • Inform your doctor if you are taking radiation therapy of the lungs or if you have Kaposi’s sarcoma with a sore or inflamed mouth.
  • Women on this therapy should use two methods of contraception and 3 months after it.
  • Men who are going to use this therapy should not father a child and 3 months post it. They should also seek guidance and counselling on sperm conservation before taking this therapy.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as paclitaxel may cause some dizziness, nausea or tiredness.
  • Paclitaxel is not recommended for children below 18 years.
  • Ensure that you receive anti-allergic medication before the therapy to prevent any allergic response.

Frequently asked questions for ONCOTAXEL

Paclitaxel

Q.Is paclitaxel generic/ taxane/ FDA approved/cytotoxic?
Yes, paclitaxel is generic/ taxane/ FDA approved/ cytotoxic

Q.Is paclitaxel a vesicant?
Paclitaxel is usually a vesicant (irritant)

Q.Is paclitaxel light sensitive/ hydrophobic/ cardiotoxic?
Yes, paclitaxel is light sensitive/ hydrophobic/ cardiotoxic

Q.Does paclitaxel cause hair loss?
Yes, paclitaxel may cause hair loss as a side effect. Please inform your doctor about any side effect while you are on paclitaxel therapy

Q.What is paclitaxel derived from?
Paclitaxel is derived from bark of the Pacific yew, Taxus brevifolia.

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Content on this page was last updated on 06 November, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)