Information about Paclitaxel
How Paclitaxel works
Paclitaxel 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.
Common side effects of Paclitaxel
Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness, Rash, Low blood platelets, Upper respiratory tract infection, Urinary tract infection, Bleeding, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), 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, Diarrhea, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
Available Medicine for Paclitaxel
IntaxelFresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd
₹1675 to ₹134934 variant(s)
MitotaxDr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
₹1681 to ₹108755 variant(s)
CytaxIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹1665 to ₹103345 variant(s)
PacliteroHetero Drugs Ltd
₹2100 to ₹108503 variant(s)
Genexol PMLupin Ltd
₹5442 to ₹182702 variant(s)
₹1108 to ₹119755 variant(s)
DutaxelSamarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
₹423 to ₹12033 variant(s)
PacliallPanacea Biotec Ltd
NanoxelFresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd
₹2747 to ₹148363 variant(s)
Expert advice for Paclitaxel
- Paclitaxel 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 Paclitaxel 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.