Taxotere 20mg Injection

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Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Taxotere 20mg Injection

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Primarily used for

Breast cancer, Non-small cell lung cancer, Cancer of head and neck
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Lactation
5265.71
₹5265.71/Injection
1 ml in 1 vial
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Medicine Overview of Taxotere Injection

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Uses of Taxotere Injection

Taxotere 20mg Injection is used in the treatment of breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, cancer of head and neck and prostate cancer.
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Side effects of Taxotere Injection

Common

Nausea, Vomiting, Muscle pain, Hair loss, Hypersensitivity, Loss of appetite, Infection, Diarrhoea, Anemia, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Altered taste, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Febrile neutropenia, Neuropathy.

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How to use Taxotere Injection

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

How Taxotere Injection works

Taxotere 20mg injection is an anti-cancer medication. It works by damaging the genetic material (DNA) of the cancer cells and stops their growth and multiplication.

In Depth Information on Taxotere Injection

Expert advice for 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.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Taxotere 20mg Injection
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Taxotere 20mg 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.
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Lactation
UNSAFE
Taxotere 20mg Injection is usafe to use during lactation. D
ata suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breast feeding is not advisable.
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Driving
It is not known whether Taxotere 20mg Injection alters the a
bility to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney
SAFE
Taxotere 20mg Injection is safe to use in patients with kidn
ey disease. No dose adjustment of Taxotere 20mg Injection is recommended.
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Liver
CAUTION
Taxotere 20mg Injection should be used with caution in patie
nts with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Taxotere 20mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Taxotere 20mg Injection

Frequently asked questions for Docetaxel

Taxotere belongs to the taxane class of drugs. It is not an anthracycline derivative
Yes. Since, Taxotere kills the cancer cells in the body; it is regarded as a cytotoxic agent
Taxotere may cause hair loss, bone pain or weight gain due to fluid retention. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor
Taxotere is derived from the bark of the yew tree found in the pacific region
Yes. Taxotere is approved by the USFDA.
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