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Composition for Docel Products

Docel Products are primarily used for

About Docel Products

Uses of Docel Products

Docetaxel is used in the treatment of breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, prostate cancer and cancer of head and neck.

Docel Products side effects


Side Effects of Docel are Skin reaction, Nausea, Vomiting, Low blood platelets, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Hair loss, Diarrhea, Infection, Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets), Constipation, Loss of appetite, Nail disorder, Edema (swelling), Weakness, Febrile neutropenia, Hypersensitivity, Taste change, Breathlessness, Weight loss, Pain, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Muscle pain.

How Docel Products work

Docetaxel 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.

Patient Concerns about Docel Products

Frequently asked questions about Docel Products

Frequently asked questions about Docetaxel

Q. Does Docel 120mg Injection cause weight gain?
Yes, Docel 120mg Injection may cause weight gain. It may occur due to fluid retention which may initially make your feet swell and then gradually it will spread to the whole body. Call your doctor immediately if you notice swelling of feet.
Q. How long do I have to take Docel 120mg Injection?
You should continue to take Docel 120mg Injection as long as your doctor advises you. The duration of treatment varies with the type of cancer you have and other factors like your response to treatment. You should usually receive your infusion once every 3 weeks.
Q. Can I drink alcohol while on Docel 120mg Injection?
Docel 120mg Injection injection contains alcohol because of which you may experience confusion, stumbling, becoming very sleepy, or feeling like you are drunk. This may impair your ability to drive or use machinery right after receiving it. Hence, you should avoid alcohol during Docel 120mg Injection therapy, as it may affect you adversely.
Q. What is Docel 120mg Injection used for?
Docel 120mg Injection is commonly used for breast cancer, certain types of lung cancer, prostate, stomach, and head and neck cancers. It works by restricting cells from growing and multiplying.
Q. Is Docel 120mg Injection available in pill form?
No, Docel 120mg Injection injection comes as a liquid to be given intravenously (into a vein) by a doctor or nurse in a hospital or clinic. It is usually given over 1 hour once every 3 weeks.
Q. What blood tests are required before administration of Docel 120mg Injection?
Your doctor will ask you to get blood tests every time you have a scheduled dose of Docel 120mg Injection. You may be asked to have blood tests, such as hemogram and liver function tests, to ensure that you have enough blood cells and that your liver is functioning well enough to receive Docel 120mg Injection. In case of white blood cells disturbances, you may experience associated fever or infections.
Q. Is hair loss caused by Docel 120mg Injection irreversible?
Hair loss is a common side effect of Docel 120mg Injection. Normal hair growth may resume after stopping Docel 120mg Injection. However, in some cases there is permanent hair loss. Consult your doctor if you have any concerns regarding hair loss.
Q. Why is dexamethasone used with Docel 120mg Injection?
Docel 120mg Injection may cause fluid retention (swelling in the hands, feet, ankles and legs) as well as severe hypersensitivity reactions. To control such possibilities from occurring all patients are given corticosteroids (dexamethasone) for 3 days starting 1 day prior to Docel 120mg Injection administration. In case of prostate cancer (metastatic castration-resistant), the recommended regimen is oral dexamethasone given at 12 hours, 3 hours, and 1 hour before the Docel 120mg Injection infusion.
Q. What type of drug is Docel 120mg Injection?
Docel 120mg Injection belongs to the group of anti-cancer medicines called taxoids. It works by stopping the growth and spread of cancer cells.

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