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PACLITEC 30 MG INJECTION


Overview

Introduction of Paclitec Injection

PACLITEC 30 MG INJECTION is an anti-cancer medication used for the treatment of breast cancer, pancreatic cancer and non-small cell lung cancer.

It is given as an injection by a qualified medical professional. It prevents cancer cells to divide and multiply. This slows the growth of cancer cells and eventually kills them. You should continue to take PACLITEC 30 MG INJECTION as long as your doctor advises you. The duration of treatment varies with the type of cancer you have and other factors like your response to treatment. Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor your blood cells and liver function during treatment with this medicine. In case of white blood cells disturbances, Some people may experience associated fever or infections.

It may cause side effects such as nausea, rash and hair loss. To reduce these side effects your doctor may suggest some medication along with it. But, inform your doctor if you notice unexplained bruising or bleeding, sore throat, mouth ulcers, high temperature (fever). You should not take it if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is better to use reliable methods of contraception to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine. You should talk to doctor if you have sudden weight gain or if you have swelling in your arms and legs that does not go away.

Paclitec Injection side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Low blood platelets
  • Rash
  • Upper respiratory tract infection
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Bleeding
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Hair loss
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand)
  • Diarrhea
  • Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)

How to use Paclitec Injection

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

How Paclitec Injection works

PACLITEC 30 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.

Paclitec Injection related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with PACLITEC 30 MG INJECTION
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
PACLITEC 30 MG INJECTION is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
UNSAFE
PACLITEC 30 MG INJECTION is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
PACLITEC 30 MG INJECTION may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
As there is no reason why you cannot continue driving between courses of PACLITEC 30 MG INJECTION but you should remember that this medicine contains some alcohol and it may be unwise to drive
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
PACLITEC 30 MG INJECTION is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of PACLITEC 30 MG INJECTION is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
PACLITEC 30 MG INJECTION should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of PACLITEC 30 MG INJECTION may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of PACLITEC 30 MG INJECTION is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • PACLITEC 30 MG INJECTION is an anti-cancer medication used for the treatment of breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer.
  • It is given as an intravenous (IV) injection into your vein, usually over 1 hour and every three weeks.
  • Do not take PACLITEC 30 MG 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 Paclitec

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Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Cancer Specialist
This is given to enhance the therapeutic effect of radiation therapy which is curative for small cell lung cancer.
She has lung cancer from 2011. But before she had breast cancer from 2007. Now she is taking tycarb and nolvadex 20 mg . her hemoglobin is 10. Please suggest a name of iron capsule/tonic which is folic acid free.
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Cancer Specialist
Take Cap Feoxy one per day
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FAQs

Q. Is Paclitec generic/ taxane/ FDA approved/cytotoxic?

Yes, Paclitec is generic/ taxane/ FDA approved/ cytotoxic

Q. Is Paclitec a vesicant?

Paclitec is usually a vesicant (irritant)

Q. Is Paclitec light sensitive/ hydrophobic/ cardiotoxic?

Yes, Paclitec is light sensitive/ hydrophobic/ cardiotoxic

Q. Does Paclitec cause hair loss?

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

Q. What is Paclitec derived from?

Paclitec is derived from bark of the Pacific yew, Taxus brevifolia.

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