Paclitec 260 MG Injection

Manufactured byUnited Biotech Pvt. Ltd.
ContainsPaclitaxel
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Description

Paclitec 260 MG Injection is an anticancer agent which is used in the treatment of various cancers of the female reproductive system, lungs, and breast. It should be used under the supervision of a qualified physician. Close monitoring of blood cell count is necessary while receiving this medication.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Paclitec 260 MG Injection

  • Neutropenia
  • Difficult or painful urination
  • Dizziness when getting up suddenly from a sitting position
  • Fever and chills
  • Pale skin
  • Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Chest discomfort
  • Swelling and redness at the injection site
  • Diarrhea
  • Hair loss or thinning of the hair
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Joint pain

Uses of Paclitec 260 MG Injection

What is it prescribed for?

  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
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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 27 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 Paclitec 260 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.

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.

Allergy

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

Liver injury

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.

Use in men

Men should not plan for a child when receiving this medicine.

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

cardiac conduction abnormalities

This medicine is known to cause serious heart conduction abnormalities. Inform the doctor if you have any heart diseases. Close monitoring of low blood pressure and decreased heartbeat 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 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 cells by acting on microtubules that provide structure and movement of the cells.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Antineoplastics

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a607070.html

Prescribing medicines in pregnancy database [Internet]. Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). 2017 [cited 14 April 2017]. Available from:

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

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