Intaxel 260 mg /43.34 ml (Abraxane)
US Brand Name Abraxane
Strength 260mg /43.34 ml
Generic Name Paclitaxel
Manufacturer Fresenius Kabi
Pharmaceutical Form Injection/s



Intaxel is prescribed for patients undergoing chemotherapy. The conditions in which this anti cancer drug is prescribed include ovarian cancer, breast cancer and advanced non small cell lung cancer.



How it works?


This medicine belongs to the class of anti microtubule agents and it works by stopping the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.



Important information about Medicine


Paclitaxel is used in combination with other chemotherapeutic agents to treat different types of cancer such as that of ovaries, breast, lungs, pancreas and blood vessels. This medicine is also used to treat the patients that have not shown any response to anthracycline based therapies.



Dosage information


In both adults and elderly the dosage that needs to be given is of 100-260 mg/m2 given over 30 minutes-24 hr, repeated every 2 or 3 weeks. Proper instructions need to be followed and one needs to take the dosage of time.



Strengths available


Intaxel is available in two strengths, 100 mg and 260mg.



What if you miss a dose?


Not even a single dose of this medicine is to be missed, try and follow a routine as this would prevent skipping the dosage.



What if you overdose?


In case, you overdose report this to your doctor and if you notice symptoms such as vomiting, dizziness or loss of concentration rush to the closest medical emergency center.



Things to be taken care of


This medicine should not be taken by the:

§  People who are allergic to paclitaxel or other taxanes

§  Ones with leukocytes or low blood counts of neutrophils

§  Ones with severe infections

§  People with Kaposi’s sarcoma

§  People with low platelet count

§  Females who are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breast feeding


In case you are allergic to any medicine, ensure that you report this to the doctor before taking this medicine.



Side Effects


Some side effects that have been reported with the intake of Intaxel are:

§  Nausea

§  Constipation

§  Vomiting

§  inflammation or sores of the inside area of mouth

§  diarrhea

§  low production of blood cells in bone marrow leading to lack of neutrophils

§  low production of white blood cells leading to viral or fungal infection

§  injection site reaction like swelling

§  muscle or joint pain

§  infection of lungs or urinary tract

§  feeling of light-headedness


Without considering the severity of these symptom report these to your doctor immediately.



Interaction with other drugs


This medicine should not be taken with cisplatin, CYP2C8 inducers, CYP2C8 inhibitors, CYP3A4 inducers, CYP3A4 inhibitors as this could lead to sever interactions. Do not take Intaxin with anthracyclin, cardiac glycosides or any other drugs without informing the doctor. Do not start or stop any medicine as this could lead to severe interactions and might bring down the efficiency of this medicine to a certain extent.

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Intaxel 260 mg /43.34 ml (Abraxane)

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