Taxotere Solution For Infusion is an anticancer medicine. It is used to treat breast, head and neck, lungs, prostate and stomach cancer. It is used alone or in combination with other anti-cancer medicines. The active ingredient present is docetaxel. This medicine is an injection and it will be given/administered by the doctor in a healthcare set-up....
Precautions and Warnings
Mode of Action
Directions for Use
Storage and disposal
Uses of Taxotere 80mg Vial Of 4ml Solution For Infusion
Head and neck cancer
Contraindications of Taxotere 80mg Vial Of 4ml Solution For Infusion
You have an allergy to the ingredients or their components.
You have a low white blood cell count, if you are not sure, ask the doctor.
You have a history of liver disease.
You are a pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Side effects of Taxotere 80mg Vial Of 4ml Solution For Infusion
Swelling at the injection site
Precautions and Warnings of Taxotere 80mg Vial Of 4ml Solution For Infusion
Can I take Taxotere Solution For Infusion during pregnancy?
Avoid during pregnancy as it may cause fetal harm. Inform the doctor if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy before initiating treatment with the medicine. If you become pregnant while taking the treatment, inform the doctor immediately.
Can I take Taxotere Solution For Infusion while breastfeeding?
It is not known if the component of the medicine passes in breast milk.
To avoid risk breastfeeding must be discontinued while receiving treatment with the medicine.
Can I drive after taking Taxotere Solution For Infusion?
The medicine may impair the ability to drive, avoid driving after taking the injection.
Can I consume alcohol with Taxotere Solution For Infusion?
Avoid alcohol while on treatment with the medicine as it may worsen the side effects. Inform your doctor about your drinking habits if you drink too often, have a liver condition or suffer from fits and seizures.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
You suffer from liver disease, alcoholism or seizures.
You have a kidney-related problem of a high level of uric acid in the body.
You have been treated with a medicine-paclitaxel and experienced an allergic reaction.
You are already on other anti-cancer medications.
You have a low white blood cell count.
You experience serious skin problems like peeling, rashes, flu-like symptoms, blisters etc.
You experience abnormal swellings due to excess accumulation of fluid in the body, pain, tingling, or burning in the hands and feet, skin rashes, etc. after taking the injection. Inform the doctor immediately....
Mode of Action of Taxotere 80mg Vial Of 4ml Solution For Infusion
How Does It Work?
The medicine 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 Taxotere 80mg Vial Of 4ml Solution For Infusion
The medicine will be given in the hospital by the doctor or nurse as an injection. Do not self-inject the medicine.
Interactions of Taxotere 80mg Vial Of 4ml Solution For Infusion
Interactions with other medicines
Other medicines affect the way Taxotere Solution For Infusion works, or Taxotere Solution For Infusion itself affects the action of other medicines taken at the same time.
Inform the physician about the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are taking or might take to avoid possible interaction. Especially if you are antibiotics, antifungals, anti-infectives, anti-HIV medicines, etc....
Storage and disposal of Taxotere 80mg Vial Of 4ml Solution For Infusion
Store between 2°-25°C, protected from bright light.
Keep it away from children and pets.
Dosage of Taxotere 80mg Vial Of 4ml Solution For Infusion
The possibility for overdose is unlikely as the medicine will be administered/given by a healthcare professional. If unusual signs and symptoms experienced, then immediately inform the doctor.
Missed a Dose
The possibility of missing a dose is unlikely as the medicine will be administered by a healthcare professional.
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