Medicine Overview of Taxotere Injection
Side Effects of Taxotere are Nerve damage, Fluid retention, Muscle pain, Vomiting, Weakness, Nausea, Infection, Difficulty in swallowing, Loss of appetite, Hair loss, Diarrhoea, Skin reaction, Breathing difficulty.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Taxotere 20 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.
In Depth Information on Taxotere Injection
- Before docetaxel is administered to you, ensure that all the blood tests and liver-function tests have been adequately performed.
- Inform your doctor before taking docetaxel if you suffer from alcohol dependence or liver impairment as this medicine contains alcohol (ethanol).
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery while taking this drug as it may cause dizziness.
- Consult your doctor if you intend to have a child during and 6 months after docetaxel treatment, as it may affect fertility.
- Inform your doctor before taking docetaxel if you have heart, kidney or liver problems, abnormal liver function, swelling or fluid retention in the body, weakened immune system, infections, problems with bone-marrow, low platelet or white blood cell count, or if you have previously received radiation therapy.
Taxotere Injection related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Taxotere 20 mg 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.
Taxotere 20 mg 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.
It is not known whether Taxotere 20 mg Injection alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Taxotere 20 mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Taxotere 20 mg Injection is recommended.
Taxotere 20 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Taxotere 20 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Questions Related to Taxotere
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
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 have problem of frequent urination at night. My father had same at his time.Doctor told me that I am having BPH.Also I went through PSA whose result is 1.8 increased prostate gland size is 40 which came in ultrasound report .When doctor did some test by inserting his finger in my rectal area I felt abnormal pain.doctor asked me to go for a culture test so as to check which can be the best medicine for BPH for me. Kindly suggest if it can be something else like prostate cancer.
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
May not be prostate cancer, it is only begnin enlargement of prostate.
Kindly advise our plan of treatment for the patient with extensive skeletal metastases involving axial and appendicular skeleton.
Dr. Sanjay Singh Rai
Send me previous treatment detailsLooks like stage 4 prostate cancer4 treatments are availableOk these are reports but not treatment details
Frequently asked questions about Taxotere Injection
Q. Is Taxotere a taxane, anthracycline derivative?
Taxotere belongs to the taxane class of drugs. It is not an anthracycline derivative
Q. Is Taxotere cytotoxic?
Yes. Since, Taxotere kills the cancer cells in the body; it is regarded as a cytotoxic agent
Q. Does Taxotere cause hair loss, weight gain or bone pain?
Taxotere may cause hair loss, bone pain or weight gain due to fluid retention. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor
Q. Where does Taxotere come from?
Taxotere is derived from the bark of the yew tree found in the pacific region
Q. Is Taxotere FDA approved?
Yes. Taxotere is approved by the USFDA.
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