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Drug information on Cytax (300 mg) (Paclitaxel) from Intas Pharmaceutical Ltd.

Cytax (300 mg)

  Injection
Intas Pharmaceutical Ltd.
Generic : Paclitaxel
 9,360.00
300mg/1vial
1vial
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Drug Name : Paclitaxel

Paclitaxel(Abraxane) generic Cytax (300 mg) is a chemotherapy agent, prescribed for ovarian and breast cancer. It slows or stops cancer cell growth.
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Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017

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Medical Condition(s) for which Cytax (300 mg) may be prescribed


Side effects of Cytax (300 mg)

   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.

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.

How to use Cytax (300 mg)?

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

When is Cytax (300 mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)

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

Warnings and Precautions for Cytax (300 mg)

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 Cytax (300 mg)

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Cytax (300 mg)

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.

♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA



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