Docetax

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

Docetax Information

Docetax is a prescription drug, available for use as Injection. Breast Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Head and neck cancer are some of its major therapeutic uses. Docetax also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The optimal dosage of Docetax is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Docetax side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. These side effects of Docetax are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Docetax's effect during pregnancy is Severe and Severe while nursing. Further, the section on Docetax related warnings talks about Docetax's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Docetax 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. Some other conditions that can be affected by Docetax are listed in the contraindications section below.

Drug reaction of Docetax with other medicines has been reported. Refer to the list below for further details.

You should also be aware that Docetax is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



Docetax Benefits & Uses

Docetax is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Docetax 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


Docetax Side Effects

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

Severe

Moderate

Mild

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Rash

Docetax Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Docetax safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Docetax. If you are pregnant, do not take Docetax without a doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Docetax safe during breastfeeding?


    Docetax should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

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


    Docetax is not harmful for kidneys.

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


    Docetax can have moderate side effects on the liver. If you notice any harmful effects then stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

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


    Docetax is completely safe for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Docetax with Other Drugs

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

Severe

Moderate



Docetax Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Docetax

  • Is this Docetax habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Docetax.

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


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Docetax. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Docetax only on doctor's advice.

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


    There is no benefit of taking Docetax for mental disorders.

    No

Docetax Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Docetax


    When consumed with certain foods, Docetax may take longer to have an effect. Contact your doctor about this.

    Mild
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Docetax


    Consumption of alcohol and Docetax together may have severe effects on your health.

    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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