Dtaxane

Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Dtaxane Products

Dtaxane Products are primarily used for

About Dtaxane Products

Uses of Dtaxane Products

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

Dtaxane Products side effects

Common

Side Effects of Dtaxane 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 cell count, Constipation, Loss of appetite, Nail disorder, Fluid retention, Weakness, Febrile neutropenia, Hypersensitivity, Taste change, Shortness of breath, Weight loss, Pain, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Muscle pain.

How Dtaxane 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.

In Depth Information for Dtaxane Products

Expert advice for Dtaxane Products

  • Dtaxane is an anti-cancer medication used for the treatment of breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, prostate cancer and cancers of head and neck.
  • It is given as an intravenous (IV) injection into your vein, usually over 1 hour and every three weeks.
  • Do not take Dtaxane 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.
  • It may cause side effects such as swelling of hands, lips, and weight gain. To reduce these side effects your doctor may suggest some medication along with this medicine called Corticosteroids.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice unexplained bruising or bleeding, sore throat, mouth ulcers, high temperature (fever) or other signs of infection.

Patient Concerns about Dtaxane Products

Frequently asked questions about Dtaxane Products

Frequently asked questions about Docetaxel

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