Trade name: Taxol
Strength: 6 mg/1 mL
Active ingredient: Paclitaxel
Category: Paclitaxel is a chemotherapy drug.
Pregnancy category: Paclitaxel belongs to US FDA pregnancy category D (Positive evidence of risk).
Uses: Taxol 6 mg injection is used to treat ovaries cancer, breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, Kaposi sarcoma.
How to use: Taxol 6 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.
Dosage: 175 mg/m2 by IV over 3 hours every 3 weeks.
Written by: : healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: August 6th, 2016
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