Oncotaxel 100mg Injection 1ml

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INTRODUCTION

ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION contains Paclitaxel which belongs to a group of anti-cancer medicines called Taxanes. ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION is used to treat ovarian and breast cancer as a first line of therapy and as a second line of treatment when platinum containing medicines (such as cisplatin) or anthracyclines are insufficient to treat the disease in affected individuals.

ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION is also used to treat advanced NSCLC (non-small cell lung cancer) when surgery/radiation therapy is not suitable. The medicine is also indicated for use to treat AIDS-related Kaposi’s sarcoma when other treatments (such as anthracyclines) are insufficient to treat the disease in affected individuals.

ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION is not recommended for use in patients allergic to paclitaxel and polyoxyethylated castor oil. It is also not recommended for use in patients with few white blood cells count and serious & uncontrolled infection. The medicine is also not used in patients suffering from severe liver disease.

Before receiving ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION, inform your doctor if you had previously received radiation to your chest and/or suffering from thrombocytopenia (low platelet count)/acute infections (such as herpes zoster, chickenpox, herpes), kidney problems (such as chronic kidney disease), liver problems (such as mild/moderate hepatic impairment) and/or heart problems (such as severe coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction and arrhythmias).

ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Women of child-bearing potential should use effective contraception method while receiving ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION which should be continued for next-6 months after completing the treatment. The medicine is also not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.

ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION is also not recommended for use in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years). The medicine can be used with caution in elderly patients (aged above 65 years) after consulting the doctor.

The most common side effects of receiving ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION are minor allergic reactions (such as flushing, rash, itching), shortness of breath, sore throat/mouth ulcers, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and/or loss of hair. Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms worsen.

USES OF ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION

  • Treats ovarian and breast cancer.
  • Treats advanced NSCLC (non-small cell lung cancer)
  • Treats AIDS-related Kaposi’s sarcoma in affected individuals.

HOW ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION WORKS

ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION works by interfering with the microtubule structures in the cell (substance which aids cancer cells to divide and multiply) thus inhibiting the growth of cancer cells and preventing its spread in affected individuals.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION will be given to you only by a doctor or a nurse into a vein as an intravenous infusion. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

SIDE EFFECTS OF ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION

COMMON

  • minor allergic reactions such as flushing, rash and/or itching
  • infections such as upper respiratory infection, urinary tract infection
  • shortness of breath
  • sore throat/mouth ulcers, sore and red mouth
  • diarrhea, nausea, vomiting
  • loss of hair
  • pain in the muscles, cramps, joints
  • fever, severe chills, headache, dizziness, tiredness, looking pale
  • bleeding, bruising more easily than normal
  • signs of peripheral neuropathy such as numbness, tingling/weakness in arms and legs
  • temporary mild nail change and skin changes
  • reactions at injection sites such as localized swelling, pain and/or redness of the skin.

UNCOMMON

  • septic shock (severe drop in blood pressure) due to infections
  • racing heartbeat, rapid beating of the heart, respiratory distress, heart attack, heart block
  • fatigue, sweating, fainting, significant allergic reactions, phlebitis (inflammation of a vein), swelling of the face, lips, mouth, tongue and/or throat
  • back pain, chest pain, pain around hands and feet, chills, abdominal pain.

RARE

  • febrile neutropenia (type of fever) due to low white blood cell count associated with fever and increased risk of infection
  • motor neuropathy (disease that affects your body’s motor nerves)
  • pulmonary embolism (blockade of lung artery), lung fibrosis (damaged/scarred lung tissue), interstitial pneumonia (scarring of lung tissue), pleural effusion (build of fluid between lungs and chest)
  • bowel obstruction, bowel perforation, inflammation of colon, inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis)
  • skin redness
  • peritonitis (inflammation of abdominal layer)
  • fever, dehydration, weakness
  • anaphylactic reactions (life threatening allergic reaction).

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Diarrhea:

Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. Try to avoid taking any medicine on your own to treat diarrhea. Consult your doctor and inform them if the symptom gets worse.

Nausea and vomiting:

Try to receive ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION with or just after a meal or a snack. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating rich or spicy food. Consult your doctor if symptom gets worse.

Headache:

If ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION causes headache, then take rest and drink plenty of fluids. Try to avoid drinking alcohol. Ask your doctor to recommend a painkiller. Headaches should usually go away after the first week of receiving ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION. If it lasts more than a week or severe, inform your doctor.

Dizziness:

Try to rest and get enough sleep. Try to avoid driving or operating any tools or machines while you feel dizzy. Limit consumption of alcohol, as it can aggravate dizziness. Consult and inform your doctor if the symptom worsens.

Tiredness:

Make sure you take rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid or limit the consumption of alcohol. Try to receive ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION at a time when you can sit down (or lie down) when the symptoms are at their worst. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel well.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women. Women with child-bearing potential should use effective contraception method while receiving ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION which should be continued for next-6 months after completing the treatment. Consult your doctor before receiving ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION.

BREASTFEEDING

ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women as it is not known whether the medicine pass through breast milk. Consult your doctor before receiving the medicine.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or use heavy machines if you feel dizzy/tired after receiving ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while receiving ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION since it may cause harmful effects to the patient.

KIDNEY

ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION should be used with caution in patient with chronic kidney disease. Consult your doctor before receiving ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION.

LIVER

ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION is not recommended for use in patients with severe hepatic impairment. It should be used with caution in patients with mild to moderate hepatic impairment. Consult your doctor before receiving the medicine.

ALLERGY

Do not receive ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION if you are allergic to paclitaxel, polyoxyethylated castor oil and/or any other ingredients of this medicine.

HEART DISEASE

ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION should be used with caution in patients with heart conduction problems, severe coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction and arrhythmias. Consult your doctor before receiving the medicine.

OTHERS

ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION is not recommended for use if you:

  • have too few white blood cells count
  • have serious and uncontrolled infection.

Before receiving ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION, inform your doctor if you:

  • have signs of bone marrow suppression such as fever, sever chills, sore throat and/or mouth ulcers
  • had previous radiation to your chest
  • have signs of mucositis such as sore/red mouth
  • suffer from thrombocytopenia (low platelet count)
  • suffer from acute infections (such as herpes zoster, chickenpox, herpes).

Use in Pediatrics:

ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years). Consult your doctor before receiving the medicine.

Use in Geriatrics:

ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION should be used with caution in elderly patients (aged above 65 years). Consult your doctor before receiving the medicine.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug - Drug interactions:

Before receiving ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicine:

  • erythromycin, rifampicin (medicines used to treat infections)
  • ketoconazole (used for fungal infections)
  • fluoxetine (used to stabilize mood)
  • carbamazepine, phenytoin (used to treat seizures/epilepsy)
  • gemfibrozil (used to lower blood lipid levels)
  • cimetidine (used for heartburn/stomach ulcers)
  • ritonavir, saquinavir, indinavir, nelfinavir, efavirenz, nevirapine (used to treat HIV and AIDS)
  • clopidogrel (used to prevent blood clots)
  • verapamil, quinidine (used to treat irregular heart rhythms)
  • diazepam (used to treat anxiety, muscle spasm, seizures)
  • cyclosporine (used to prevent rejection of transplanted organ)
  • cisplatin (used for testicular cancer)
  • cimetidine (used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • ranitidine (used for indigestion, gastroesophageal reflux disease and prevent stomach ulcers)
  • dexamethasone (used for inflammation, severe allergies)
  • diphenhydramine (used to treat short term sleep problems).

Overdosage:

ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION will be administered to you only by a doctor or a nurse in a hospital and so it is unlikely to receive an overdose. However, consult your doctor or nurse if you experience any unusual symptoms.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Paclitaxel
Pharmacological Category :   Antineoplastic agents
Therapeutic Indication :   Ovarian cancer, Breast cancer, Kaposi sarcoma, Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)         
Dosage Forms :   Injection

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION out of reach of children
  • Do not store ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION above 25°C

FAQs ABOUT ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION

What is ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION used for?

ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION is used to treat ovarian and breast cancer as a first line of therapy and as a second line of treatment when platinum containing medicines (such as cisplatin) or anthracyclines are insufficient to treat the disease. It is also used to treat advanced NSCLC (non-small cell lung cancer) and AIDS-related Kaposi’s sarcoma in affected individuals.

How ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION works?

ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION works by interfering with the microtubule structures in the cell (substance which aids cancer cells to divide and multiply) thus inhibiting the growth of cancer cells and preventing its spread in affected individuals.

What are the most common side effects of receiving ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION?

The most common side effects of receiving ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION are minor allergic reactions (such as flushing, rash, itching), shortness of breath, sore throat/mouth ulcers, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and/or loss of hair. Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms worsen.

How to administer ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION?

ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION will be given to you only by a doctor or a nurse into a vein as an intravenous infusion. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition.

Can ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION be used in pregnant women?

No, ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION is not recommended for use in pregnant women. Women with child-bearing potential should use effective contraception method while receiving ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION which should be continued for next-6 months after completing the treatment. Consult your doctor before receiving ONCOTAXEL 100MG INJECTION.

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USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Mammogram
  • CA-125 blood test

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Ingredient
    PACLITAXEL 100MG
    Hsn Code
    30049044
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