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Docetaxel is an anti-cancer agent that belongs to group of taxoids. It is highly lipophilic and almost insoluble in water. Docetaxel Injection concentrate represents a clear yellow tenacious solution.
Docetaxel 80 mg is intended for the treatment of breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, gastric and prostate cancer, as well as head and neck cancer:
In case of locally advanced breast cancer, Docetaxel 80 mg should be used either alone or together with doxorubicin, capecitabine or trastuzumab.
For the therapy of early breast cancer, Docetaxel 80 mg can be used along with cyclophosphamide and doxorubicin.
In case of lung cancer, Docetaxel 80 mg can be used both alone and together with cisplatin.
For the therapy of prostate cancer, Docetaxel 80 mg must be given along with prednisolone.
In case of metastatic stomach cancer, Docetaxel 80 mg is received in combination with 5-fluorouracil and cisplatin.
For the treatment of head and neck cancer, Docetaxel 80 mg is administered in combination with cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil.
AVOID taking Docetaxel 80 mg if
you have allergy (hypersensitivity) to Docetaxel or any other component of Docetaxel 80 mg
you suffer from leukopenia
you have liver dysfunction
Be careful while using Docetaxel 80 mg
Before every use of Docetaxel 80 mg, you’ll have to take blood tests to make sure that you have a sufficient number of blood cells and a normal liver function to receive the medication. In case of white blood cell disorders, you may be vulnerable to various infections.
During the treatment, you’ll have to take oral corticosteroids (for example, dexamethasone) one day before the use of Docetaxel 80 mg. Keep taking them for a few days after it to reduce the possibility of certain adverse effects, which can be caused by the infusion (such as allergy or liquid retention).
During the therapy, you may be prescribed other drugs to avoid anemia.
The recommended dosage depends on your body weight (or BMI) and state of health.
Way of use
Docetaxel 80 mg is administered as an intravenous infusion, which lasts about 1 hour and can be made only under the supervision of your doctor or nurse.