Taxedol

Venus Remedies Ltd

Composition for Taxedol Products

Taxedol Products are primarily used for

About Taxedol Products

Uses of Taxedol Products

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

Taxedol Products side effects

Common

Side Effects of Taxedol 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 Taxedol 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 Taxedol Products

Expert advice for Taxedol Products

  • Taxedol 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 Taxedol 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 Taxedol Products

Frequently asked questions about Taxedol Products

Frequently asked questions about Docetaxel

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