DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection 0.5ml


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Drug Information for DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection 0.5ml

What is DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection used for?

DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection is used for the treatment of various cancers, such as lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, head and stomach cancers. 

DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection work?

DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection belongs to the class of drugs called anti-neoplastic agents. This drug acts by disrupting the microtubule structures in the cell, which are essential for cell division, and ultimately results in cell death. Thus, it helps in inhibiting the replication of the cancer cells.

How to administer DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual.

DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection injection should be administered under medical supervision. Do not self-medicate.

If you miss a dose of DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection injection, please consult the doctor immediately.

The overdose symptoms of DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection may include:

  • Bone marrow suppression
  • Peripheral neurotoxicity
  • Mucositis

You must seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the above symptoms.

What are the drugs that interact with DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection?

Drugs that interact with DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection include the following:

  • Atorvastatin
  • Clozapine
  • Diltiazem

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection?

The following are the most common side effects of  DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Sore throat
  • Headache

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Weight gain
  • Dizziness
  • Back pain
  • Skin rash
  • Chest discomfort
  • Burning and numbness in feet/hands
  • Swelling of face/hands/feet

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while receiving DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection?

  • Avoid receiving the medicine if you are allergic to DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection or similar drugs.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Avoid DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection during pregnancy and breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Avoid activities that could cause bruises and injuries.
  • Avoid being in crowds as DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection decreases immunity and makes you more prone to infections.

What should you tell  your doctor before receiving DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of blurred vision, liver or kidney diseases.
  • Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked Questions about DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection

  1. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while receiving DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection?
  2. Yes, it is advised to monitor complete blood cell counts, liver enzymes and kidney function regularly before and after receiving DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection.

  3. What are the contraindications of DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection?
  4. DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection is contraindicated in patients with low neutrophil counts and hypersensitivity to the drug.

  5. Can I get pregnant while receiving DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection?
  6. No, it is not advised to get pregnant while receiving DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection. Please notify your doctor if you are pregnant. It is advised to take birth control pills while receiving DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection.

  7. Can I receive any vaccines while receiving DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection?
  8. No, it is not advisable to receive any vaccines while receiving DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection. Please consult your doctor if your vaccine is due during the course.

  9. Can I exercise while receiving DOCETAX 20mg SOLVENT FOR Injection?
  10. Yes. However, it is not advised to exercise in the sun. Use protective clothing or sunscreen before prolonged exposure to the sun.

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The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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