PETAXEL 260MG INJECTION

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Composition FOR PETAXEL 260mg injection

Paclitaxel(260mg)

food interaction for PETAXEL injection

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Petaxel 260mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Petaxel 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
Petaxel 260mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR PETAXEL 260mg injection

Paclitaxel(260mg)

Petaxel injection uses

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

How petaxel injection works

Petaxel 260mg injection blocks replication of genetic material (DNA) in the cancer cells. Thus it stops the growth and multiplication of cancer cells.

Common side effects of petaxel injection

Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness, Rash, Reduced blood platelets, Upper respiratory tract infection, Urinary tract infection, Bleeding, Anemia, Decreased blood pressure, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Hair loss, Diarrhoea, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils).

SUBSTITUTES FOR PETAXEL injection

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  • INTAXEL 260MG INJECTION
    (43.4 ML injection in vial)
    Fresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 257.43/ML of injection
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  • GROS 260MG INJECTION
    (1 ML injection in vial)
    Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 8187.54/ML of injection
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  • CYTAX 260MG INJECTION
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    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 8486.16/ML of injection
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  • ZUPAXEL 260MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Zuventus Healthcare Ltd
    Rs. 7142.85/injection
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    Rs. 7142.85
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  • ZPAC 260MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    RPG Life Sciences Ltd
    Rs. 10515.20/injection
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    Rs. 10515.20
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Expert advice FOR PETAXEL injection

  • 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 PETAXEL 260mg injection

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
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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 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)