Relitaxel 6mg Injection

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Overview

Uses of Relitaxel Injection

Relitaxel 6mg Injection is used in the treatment of breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and pancreatic cancer.

Relitaxel 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 Relitaxel Injection

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

How Relitaxel Injection works

Relitaxel 6mg 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.

Relitaxel Injection related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Relitaxel 6mg 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.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Relitaxel 6mg 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.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
As there is no reason why you cannot continue driving between courses of Relitaxel 6mg Injection but you should remember that this medicine contains some alcohol and it may be unwise to drive
Kidney
SAFE
Relitaxel 6mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Relitaxel 6mg Injection is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Relitaxel 6mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Relitaxel 6mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Relitaxel 6mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

Alternate Brands

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No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Relitaxel 6mg 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 Relitaxel 6mg 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 Relitaxel

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
Gynaecologist
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 want to know the symptoms of cancer as I am a smoker
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Cancer Specialist
Symptoms for cancer depends upon which organ involved. For smokers , definitely chronic , they have possibility to develop lung cancer, head and neck cancers, oesophagus cancer, pancreatic cancer, stomach cancer and so more on. General symptoms would be like loss of appetite, weight loss, low grade fever in some cases, chronic cough for long time.
Do you have any questions related to Relitaxel 6mg Injection?

FAQs

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

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

Q. Is Relitaxel a vesicant?

Relitaxel is usually a vesicant (irritant)

Q. Is Relitaxel light sensitive/ hydrophobic/ cardiotoxic?

Yes, Relitaxel is light sensitive/ hydrophobic/ cardiotoxic

Q. Does Relitaxel cause hair loss?

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

Q. What is Relitaxel derived from?

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

Related Ayurvedic Ingredients

Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 26th Jun 2018.
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