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Taxol 100mg Injection

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Taxol 100mg 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. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, and weakness. It may also cause serious side effects such as swelling of hands, lips, hair loss, and weight gain. 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). This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells (decrease red blood and white blood cells) in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells and liver function.

Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your doctor know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.

Side effects of Taxol Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Taxol

  • 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 Taxol Injection

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

How Taxol Injection works

Taxol 100mg 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Taxol 100mg Injection.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Taxol 100mg 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.
Breastfeeding
UNSAFE
Taxol 100mg Injection is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Taxol 100mg 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 Taxol 100mg Injection but you should remember that this medicine contains some alcohol and it may be unwise to drive
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Taxol 100mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Taxol 100mg Injection is recommended.
However, talk to your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Taxol 100mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Taxol 100mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Taxol 100mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • Taxol 100mg 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 Taxol 100mg 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Taxanes Derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI NEOPLASTICS

Patient Concerns

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What is the purpose of Chemotherepy given at the time of radiotherapy in ca lung small cell carcinoma
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Medical Oncology and Hematology
This is given to enhance the therapeutic effect of radiation therapy which is curative for small cell lung cancer.
I want to know the symptoms of cancer as I am a smoker
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Medical Oncology and Hematology
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.
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FAQs

Q. Is Taxol 100mg Injection generic/ taxane/ FDA approved/cytotoxic?

Yes, Taxol 100mg Injection is generic/ taxane/ FDA approved/ cytotoxic

Q. Is Taxol 100mg Injection a vesicant?

Taxol 100mg Injection is usually a vesicant (irritant)

Q. Is Taxol 100mg Injection light sensitive/ hydrophobic/ cardiotoxic?

Yes, Taxol 100mg Injection is light sensitive/ hydrophobic/ cardiotoxic

Q. Does Taxol 100mg Injection cause hair loss?

Yes, Taxol 100mg Injection may cause hair loss as a side effect. Please inform your doctor about any side effect while you are on Taxol 100mg Injection therapy

Q. What is Taxol 100mg Injection derived from?

Taxol 100mg Injection is derived from bark of the Pacific yew, Taxus brevifolia.

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References

  1. Chabner BA, Bertino J, Cleary J, et al. Cytotoxic Agents. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. pp. 1707-709.
  2. Chu E, Sartorelli AC. Cancer Chemotherapy. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. pp. 949.
  3. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 1044-46.
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