Introduction to Taxonab 100 mg Injection
Taxonab 100mg Injection contains Paclitaxel which belongs to a group of Anti-cancer medicines called Taxanes. Taxonab 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.
Taxonab 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.
Taxonab 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 Taxonab 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).
Taxonab 100mg Injection is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Women of child-bearing potential should use effective contraception method while receiving Taxonab 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.
Uses of Taxonab 100 mg
- Treats ovarian and breast cancer.
- Treats advanced NSCLC (non-small cell lung cancer)
- Treats AIDS-related Kaposi’s sarcoma in affected individuals.
How Does Taxonab 100 Works
Taxonab 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.
Side Effects of Taxonab 100
Common Side Effects
- 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
Serious Side Effects
- Severe Allergic Reactions
- Bone Marrow Suppression
- Neurological Symptoms
- Anaphylactic Reactions
- Liver Problems
- Heart Problems
- Lung Complications
- Infection Susceptibility
Rare Side Effects
- Hypersensitivity Reaction
- Severe Skin Reactions
- Neurological Complications
- Hematological Disorders
- Gastrointestinal Issues
- Respiratory Distress
Dosage of Taxonab 100 mg
Taxonab 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 Taxonab 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
- Consult with Healthcare Provider
- Allergic Reactions
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Hair Loss
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Muscle and Joint Pain
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 Taxonab 100mg Injection used for?
Ans. Taxonab 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 Taxonab 100mg Injection works?
Ans. Taxonab 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 Taxonab 100mg Injection?
Ans. The most common side effects of receiving Taxonab 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 Taxonab 100mg Injection?
Ans. Taxonab 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.