Docecad

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  • Manufactured by: Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
  • Contains / Salt: Docetaxel (120 mg)
  • Storage: Store in a refrigerator between 2ºC and 8ºC. Do not freeze. Protect from direct light.

Docecad Information

Docecad is a prescription drug, available for use as Injection. It is typically used for the treatment of Breast Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Head and neck cancer. The alternative uses of Docecad have also been explained below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Docecad. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Docecad can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Such side effects of Docecad normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

In addition, Docecad's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Severe for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Docecad has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Docecad related warnings section.

Docecad is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Liver Disease, Neutropenia, Infections are examples of such conditions. The section on Docecad contraindications lists all such conditions.

Besides this, Docecad may also have severe interaction with some medicines. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to the above precautions for Docecad, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Docecad Benefits & Uses

Docecad is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Docecad Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Breast Cancer
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 100 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: 60 mg/m2 IV over 1 hour repeat treatment every 3 weeks
Geriatric
  • Disease: Breast Cancer
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 100 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: doctor administered
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: 60 mg/m2 IV over 1 hour repeat treatment every 3 weeks


Docecad Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Docecad is used -

Severe

Moderate

Mild

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Rash

Docecad Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Docecad safe for pregnant women?


    Docecad has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Docecad without medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Docecad safe during breastfeeding?


    Taking Docecad may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Docecad should not be taken by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Docecad on the Kidneys?


    There are no side effects of Docecad on the kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Docecad on the Liver?


    Docecad may cause harmful effects on liver. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Docecad on the Heart?


    Using Docecad does not have any harmful effects on the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Docecad with Other Drugs

Docecad should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Docecad Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Docecad unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Docecad

  • Is this Docecad habit forming or addictive?


    Docecad is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Docecad can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Docecad should be used only after doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Docecad is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Docecad Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Docecad


    Eating certain foods may increase the time it takes Docecad to have an effect. You should consult your doctor about it.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Docecad


    Taking alcohol with Docecad can be dangerous.

    Severe


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 866

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Docetaxel (docetaxel)

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Taxotere (docetaxel)

Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA): Department of Health [Internet]. Governmet of Australia; Package leaflet information for the user; Oncotaxel (docetaxel)



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