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Altaxel (Paclitaxel) Drug Price and Information

Paclitaxel (Altaxel) is a chemotherapy agent, prescribed for ovarian and breast cancer. It slows or stops cancer cell growth.

Altaxel - Alkem Laboratories Ltd. (Cytomed)

Altaxel  Injection

Generic : Paclitaxel
Price Updated on Jan 31, 2023
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Drug information on Altaxel (Paclitaxel) from Alkem Laboratories Ltd. (Cytomed)

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team

Medical condition(s) for which Altaxel may be prescribed

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult- IV- The recommended dose is 135 to 175 mg/m2, over 3 hours every 3 weeks for 4 courses.

Side effects of Altaxel

Heart : Abnormal ECG, high blood pressure and slow heart rate.

Central Nervous System : Nerve damage.

Skin : Hair loss.

Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Blood : Anemia, decrease in white blood cells, platelets and bleeding.

Liver : Elevated liver enzyme levels.

Hypersensitivity : Severe allergic reactions such as rash, hives, trouble in breathing, etc.

Eye:Cystoid macular edema (CME).

Local : Injection site reaction.

Musculoskeletal : Muscle and joint pain.

Miscellaneous : Bone marrow infections.

How to use Altaxel?

It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.


When Should Altaxel not be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with extremely low white blood cell counts and hypersensitivity.


Warnings and Precautions for Altaxel

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of viral infection, HIV infection, heart, liver or kidney problems, bone marrow depression, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness or vision changes, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Avoid alcohol consumption.

It may reduce platelet counts; avoid injury or bruising.

Other Precautions for Altaxel

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Altaxel

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.

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