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Altaxel 30mg Injection

By ALKEM LABORATORIES LTD
5ml Infusion in Bottle
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Altaxel 6 MG Description

Altaxel Infusion is an anti-cancer medication containing paclitaxel as its main component. It is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer, lung cancer (non-small cell lung cancer) and breast cancer. Th...
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ContainsPaclitaxel(6.0 Mg)
UsesLung cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, hair loss
ClassificationANTI-NEOPLASTIC
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Uses of Altaxel 6 MG

For the treatment of ovarian cancer, lung cancer (non-small cell lung cancer), breast cancer

Contraindications of Altaxel 6 MG

If you are allergic to paclitaxel or any other ingredients of Altaxel Infusion If you have a low white blood cell (WBC) count, if you are not sure, ask the doctor. If you are a breastfeeding woman.

Side effects of Altaxel 6 MG

  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation
  • Fatigue, loss of appetite, weakness
  • Headache, dizziness, chills, fever, cough
  • Pain in joints & muscles
  • Skin rash, hair loss
  • Sleep problems, weight loss
  • Low blood platelets, anaemia, low WBCs

Precautions and Warnings of Altaxel 6 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Altaxel Infusion during pregnancy?
A:
  • Altaxel Infusion should not be used during pregnancy & in women not using effective contraception, unless your doctor considers it absolutely essential after assessing the benefits over risks.
  • Use effective contraception during treatment & for about 6 months after stopping the treatment.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Altaxel Infusion while breastfeeding?
A:
Breastfeeding must be discontinued while on treatment with Altaxel Infusion.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Altaxel Infusion?
A:
This medicine may make you feel dizzy, and caution is needed while driving or operating machines.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Altaxel Infusion?
A:
Avoid consuming alcohol while on treatment with this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You had or still have problems with your heart, liver or kidneys
  • You notice any abnormal bruising or bleeding or develop any signs of infection while on treatment
  • You experience muscle weakness, numbness, pricking sensation, tingling, have difficulty in breathing, dry cough
  • This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age

Mode of Action of Altaxel 6 MG

How Does It Work?

Paclitaxel works by interrupting the multiplication of cancer cells that results in cells being inactive and this leads to the death of the cancerous cells.

Directions for Use of Altaxel 6 MG

Altaxel Infusion will be given in hospital by your doctor or nurse. Do not self-inject.

Interactions of Altaxel 6 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way Altaxel Infusion works, or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction. Also, you should inform your doctor if you have a planned su...
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  • Especially if you are taking medicine to treat infections, psychiatric illnesses, fits, stomach ulcers, blood cholesterol levels, HIV infection or are taking blood thinning medications.

Storage and disposal of Altaxel 6 MG

  • Store Altaxel Infusion under the conditions mentioned on the pack.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.

Dosage of Altaxel 6 MG

Overdose

This injection will be given to you by a doctor or nurse. Therefore, it is less likely that you may get an overdose on this medicine. If you experience any symptoms right after taking this injection, ...
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Missed a Dose

The doctor or nurse usually gives this injection in the hospital or clinic. Therefore, the chances of missing a dose are less. However, if you feel that a dose has been missed, please inform your doct...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Mansi Savla

B. Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What is the composition of Altaxel Infusion?

A: Altaxel Infusion contains paclitaxel as its active ingredient.

Q: What is the use of Altaxel Infusion?

A: Altaxel Infusion is used for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), breast cancer, ovarian cancer
Product Details
Brand
ALTAXEL
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
27/09/2022
Last Updated on: 17 Jun 2022 | 08:01 AM (IST)

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