Docecad 80 MG Injection

Manufactured byCadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
ContainsDocetaxel
Description

Docecad 80 MG Injection is an anticancer agent which is used in the treatment of various cancers of lungs, head, stomach and breast. It should be used under the supervision of a qualified physician. Close monitoring of blood cell count and liver function test is necessary while receiving this medication.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Docecad 80 MG Injection

  • Burning, numbness, tingling in the arms and feet
  • Swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  • Weight gain
  • Fever and chills
  • Dizziness
  • Skin rash
  • lower back pain
  • Chest discomfort
  • Diarrhea
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Swelling and redness at the injection site

Uses of Docecad 80 MG Injection

What is it prescribed for?

  • Breast cancer
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in less than an hour.
  • Duration of effect
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 11 hours.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women.

Allergy

Not recommended in the patients with known allergy to Docecad 80 MG Injection.

Neutrophils count

Not recommended in the patients with neutrophils count less than 1,500 cells/mm3
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women.
General warnings

Blood cell count

This medicine may lower the white blood cell count (neutrophils). Close monitoring of blood cell count is necessary. Do not start the treatment if the neutrophils count is less than 1500 cells/mm3.

Allergy

This medicine may cause serious skin reactions. Discontinue the treatment if any symptoms of allergy appear and do not restart.

Fluid accumulation

This medicine may cause swelling of feet and hands. Patients should be given with a corticosteroid dose to reduce the severity of fluid accumulation. Any symptoms of swelling of limbs should be reported to the doctor. Close monitoring of patients body weight is necessary.

Neurologic reactions

This medicine is known to cause nerve damage. Any symptoms of tingling or burning sensation and pain should be reported to the doctor. Dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition. Discontinue the treatment if the symptoms persist.

Eye disorders

This medicine is known to cause cystoid macular edema which is an eye disorder. Discontinue the treatment if any symptoms of impaired vision are observed.

Impaired function

This medicine is not recommended in the patients with the liver injury. The concentration of this medicine may increase in these patients. The baseline of the liver function tests should be obtained before starting the treatment.

Infections

The chances of occurring infections are more in the patients receiving this medicine. Hold the chemotherapy and start with the broad-spectrum antibiotics if there are any signs and symptoms of fever. Close monitoring of the body temperature and the blood cell count is necessary.

Missed Dose

It is advised not to miss any dose. If you missed any dose, you should contact your doctor immediately.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Clozapine

Diltiazem

Atorvastatin

Live vaccines

Disease interactions

Infections

This medicine can suppress the immune system of the body. Hold the chemotherapy and start with the broad-spectrum antibiotics if there are any signs and symptoms of fever. Close monitoring of the body temperature and the blood cell count is necessary.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine is given in multiple cycles. It is important to receive the every scheduled dose and make a note of next scheduled dose. Close monitoring of liver enzymes and blood cells count especially, neutrophils is necessary.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
It works by stopping the growth of cancer cells.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Antineoplastics

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/33060

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https://www.tga.gov.au/prescribing-medicines-pregnancy-database#searchname
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