Abraxane 100 mg injection: Uses, side effects, dosage

Manufacturer: Biocon

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Trade name: Abraxane

Strength: Paclitaxel 100 mg, Human albumin 900 mg/20 mL.

Type: Injection

Active ingredient: Paclitaxel, Human albumin.

Category: Paclitaxel is a chemotherapy drug.

Pregnancy category: Paclitaxel belongs to US FDA pregnancy category D (Positive evidence of risk).

Uses: Abraxane 100 mg injection is used to treat ovaries cancer, breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, Kaposi sarcoma.

How to use: Abraxane 100 mg injection is given as health care provider at doctors office. In case of side effcts consult your doctor to lessen these side effects. Wear gloves while handling paclitaxel. If paclitaxel spill no your skin wash it thoroughly with soap water. paclitaxel lowers the immunity. Avoid contact with people who have infections. Women at child bearing age should use extra form of birth control (condoms) to avoid pregnancy.

Side Effects: Tiredness, breathlessness, Hair loss, Mouth sores and ulcers, muscle pain, nausea and vomiting.

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Dosage: 175 mg/m2 by IV over 3 hours every 3 weeks.

Written by: : healthplus24.com team

Date last updated: August 6th, 2016