Introduction to Nanoxel 100 mg Injection 5ml
Nanoxel 100mg Injection 5ml is an Anti-cancer medication used for the treatment of breast cancer, pancreatic cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. It is given as an injection by a qualified medical professional. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time.
You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.
Some common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, and weakness. It may also cause serious side effects such as swelling of hands, lips, hair loss, and weight gain. To reduce these side effects your doctor may suggest some medication along with it. But, inform your doctor if you notice unexplained bruising or bleeding, sore throat, mouth ulcers, high temperature (fever).
This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells (decrease red blood and white blood cells) in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells and liver function.
Before taking it, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, liver, or kidney problems or are taking any medicines to treat infections. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your doctor know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.
Uses of Nanoxel 100mg
- Breast cancer
- Non-small cell lung cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
How Does Nanoxel 100mg 5ml Works
Nanoxel 100 mg Injection has an active ingredient; Paclitaxel is an anti-cancer medicine which works by interfering with the microtubule structures which help the cancer cells to divide and multiply. Paclitaxel is a toxoid antineoplastic agent used as first-line and subsequent therapy for the treatment of advanced carcinoma of the ovary, & other various cancers including breast cancer.
Paclitaxel is a new Antimicrotubule agent which promotes the assembly of microtubules from tubulin dimers & stabilizes microtubules by preventing depolymerization. This stability results in the inhibition of the normal dynamic restructuring of the microtubule network that is essential for vital interphase & mitotic cellular functions. Paclitaxel also induces abnormal arrays or “bundles” of microtubules throughout the cell cycle & multiple asters of microtubules during mitosis. This slows the growth of cancer cells & eventually kills them.
Side Effects of Nanoxel 100mg 5ml
- Low blood platelets
- Upper respiratory tract infection
- Urinary tract infection
- Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
- Hair loss
- Decreased blood pressure
- Peripheral neuropathy
Dosage of Nanoxel 100mg 5ml
Nanoxel 100 mg Injection contains an active ingredient, Paclitaxel, which is used in the treatment of breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and pancreatic cancer. This medicine is available in various strengths and substitutes & must be 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 Nanoxel 100 mg Injection at a fixed time with or without food as instructed by your Doctor. You must take this medicine regularly on time for better results.
How to Manage Side Effects
- Inform Your Doctor
- Stay Hydrated
- Take with Pre-Medications
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Skin Care
- Pain Management
- Hair Loss
- Blood Cell Counts
Warning & Precautions
- Liver/kidney disease
- You must use two methods of contraception while on this therapy & 3 months after it to avoid pregnancy
- You must get your regular blood tests done to monitor your blood cells and liver function during treatment with this medicine
- You should not drive or operate machinery while taking this medicine as it may cause dizziness
- You must always consult your doctor immediately to get best possible treatment when you are suffering from any of the above mentioned conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Nanoxel 100mg Injection used for?
Ans. Nanoxel 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.
2. How Nanoxel 100mg Injection works?
Ans. Nanoxel 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.
3. What are the most common side effects of receiving Nanoxel 100mg Injection?
Ans. The most common side effects of receiving Nanoxel 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.
4. How to administer Nanoxel 100mg Injection?
Ans. Nanoxel 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.