Docemax

GLS Pharma Ltd.

Composition for Docemax Products

Docemax Products are primarily used for

About Docemax Products

Uses of Docemax Products

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

Docemax Products side effects

Common

Side Effects of Docemax 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 Docemax 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 Docemax Products

Frequently asked questions about Docemax Products

Frequently asked questions about Docetaxel

Q. Does Docemax cause weight gain?
Yes, Docemax 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 Docemax?
You should continue to take Docemax 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 Docemax?
Docemax 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 Docemax therapy, as it may affect you adversely.
Q. What is Docemax used for?
Docemax 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 Docemax available in pill form?
No, Docemax 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 Docemax?
Your doctor will ask you to get blood tests every time you have a scheduled dose of Docemax. 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 Docemax. In case of white blood cells disturbances, you may experience associated fever or infections.
Q. Is hair loss caused by Docemax irreversible?
Hair loss is a common side effect of Docemax. Normal hair growth may resume after stopping Docemax. 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 Docemax?
Docemax 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 Docemax 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 Docemax infusion.
Q. What type of drug is Docemax?
Docemax belongs to the group of anti-cancer medicines called taxoids. It works by stopping the growth and spread of cancer cells.

Products for Docemax

Docemax 20 Injection
vial of 0.5 ml Injection
GLS Pharma Ltd.
MRP
3042
Not Available
Docemax 80mg Injection
vial of 2 ml Powder for Injection
GLS Pharma Ltd.
MRP
11560
Not Available
Docemax 120mg Injection
vial of 3 ml Powder for Injection
GLS Pharma Ltd.
MRP
14916
Not Available

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