Introduction to Daxotel 20 mg Injection
Daxotel 20mg Injection 0.5ml contains Docetaxel which belongs to the group of medicines called Taxoid. Daxotel 20mg Injection N is used in the treatment of breast cancer, special forms of lung cancer (non-small cell lung cancer), prostate cancer, gastric (stomach) cancer and/or head and neck cancer in affected individuals.
Daxotel 20mg Injection is not recommended for use in patients allergic to docetaxel. It is not recommended for use in patients with low number of white blood cells and in patients suffering from severe liver disease. Before receiving Daxotel 20mg Injection , inform your doctor if you are alcohol dependent and/or suffering from epilepsy, heart and/or kidney diseases.
Daxotel 20mg Injection is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless it is clearly necessary. Women of child-bearing potential should use effective contraception method to avoid getting pregnant while receiving Daxotel 20mg Injection. The medicine is also not recommended for use in breastfeeding women.
Daxotel 20mg Injection should be used with caution in children and adolescents (aged below 18 years) which is also advised to be used to with caution in elderly patients (aged above 65 years) after consulting the doctor.
The most common side effects of receiving Daxotel 20mg Injection are infection, hair loss, headache, loss of appetite, indigestion, nausea, vomiting and/or constipation. Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms worsen.
Uses of Daxotel 20 mg
- Breast cancer
- Non-small cell lung cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Cancer of head and neck
How Does Daxotel 20 Works
Daxotel 20 mg Injection has an active ingredient; Docetaxel is an Anti-cancer medication which works by interfering with the genetic material which helps the cancer cells to divide and multiply. This slows down the growth of cancer cells & eventually kills them.
Side Effects of Daxotel 20
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common Side Effects
- Edema (swelling)
- Loss of appetite
- Muscle pain
- Nail disorder
Dosage of Daxotel 20mg Injection 0.5ml
Daxotel 20 mg Injection contains an active ingredient, Docetaxel, which is used in the treatment of breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, prostate cancer and cancer of head and neck. This medicine is available in different strengths and substitutes & must be purchased or given on doctor’s prescription only. You should consult your doctor for dosage and time because age and severity of the disease differ from person to person and it can only be judged by your doctor.
Adults are advised to take Daxotel 20 mg Injection at a fixed time with or without food as instructed by your Doctor. You must take Daxotel 20 mg Injection regularly on time for better results.
Other Dosages of Daxotel
- Medical Supervision
- Allergic Reactions
- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
- Liver Function
- Low Blood Cell Counts
- Fluid Retention
- Allergic Reactions
- Handling Precautions
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Daxotel 20mg Injection used for?
Ans. Daxotel 20mg Injection is used in the treatment of breast cancer, special forms of lung cancer (non-small cell lung cancer), prostate cancer, gastric (stomach) cancer and/or head and neck cancer in affected individuals.
2. How Daxotel 20mg Injection works
Ans. Daxotel 20mg 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.
3. What are the most common side effects of receiving Daxotel 20mg Injection?
Ans. The most common side effects of receiving Daxotel 20mg Injection are infection, hair loss, headache, loss of appetite, indigestion, nausea, vomiting and/or constipation. Consult your doctor if any of these symptoms worsen.
4. How to administer Daxotel 20mg Injection?
Ans. Daxotel 20mg 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.