Petaxel is a chemotherapy agent, prescribed for ovarian and breast cancer. It slows or stops cancer cell growth.
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Drug information on Petaxel (Paclitaxel) from Biochem Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
Drug Name : Paclitaxel
Paclitaxel(Abraxane) generic Petaxel is a chemotherapy agent, prescribed for ovarian and breast cancer. It slows or stops cancer cell growth.
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Adult- IV- The recommended dose is 135 to 175 mg/m2, over 3 hours every 3 weeks for 4 courses.
Abnormal ECG, high blood pressure and slow heart rate.
Central Nervous System :
Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Anemia, decrease in white blood cells, platelets and bleeding.
Elevated liver enzyme levels.
Severe allergic reactions such as rash, hives, trouble in breathing, etc.
♦Eye:Cystoid macular edema (CME).
Injection site reaction.
Muscle and joint pain.
Bone marrow infections.
It comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.
Contraindicated in patients with extremely low white blood cell counts and hypersensitivity.
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.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.
♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA