Intaxel 100 mg / 16.67 ml  (Abraxane)
Specification
US Brand Name Abraxane
Strength 100mg/16.67ml
Generic Name Paclitaxel
Manufacturer Fresenius Kabi
Pharmaceutical Form Injection/s

INTAXEL 100mg

 

Intaxel is an anti cancer drug prescribed in the cases of breast and ovarian cancer when chemotherapy sessions fail. This medication is also used to treat head and neck cancers.

 

How it works?

 

This medicine works by slowing down the growth of cancer cells and even stops them from growing and spreading.

 

Important information about Medicine

 

Pacltiaxel is a mitotic inhibitor that works by inhibiting the growth, spread and reproduction of cancer cells in the body. 

 

Dosage information

 

In adults, the recommended dosage is of 135 to 175mg/m2 in the course of three to four weeks. The injection needs to be administered by the doctor in the vein of the cancer patient.

 

Strengths available

 

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

 

What if you miss a dose?

 

Being an anti cancer drug chances of missing the dose are zero, still if one misses the dose the health care provider needs to be consulted immediately.

 

What if you overdose?

 

Any modification in the dosage prescribed and instructed by the care giver is strictly not allowed. If one overdoses, the local pharmacist needs or medical emergency services need to be contacted. If patient feels dizzy or vomits, the nearby poison center needs to be informed.

 

Things to be taken care of

 

This anti cancer medicine falls in pregnancy category D, thus is strictly not recommended for pregnant ladies. If you are trying to conceive or breast feeding your baby do not take this medicine. For anyone who has heart, liver or kidney related diseases needs to notify the doctor before taking Intaxel. The ones with HIV or viral infection need to inform the doctor about complete past medical history before the injection is given. This injection might bring down platelet count thus one needs to go in for regular blood tests. After administration of injection the constituents present might cause haziness, in case the patient feels too uncomfortable the doctor can be consulted.

 

Side Effects

 

Intaxel might give some people and not all the below mentioned minor to moderate side effects:

§  High Blood Pressure

§  Abnormal ECG

§  Slow Heart Rate

§  Nerve Damage

§  Hair Loss

§  Vomiting

§  Nausea

§  Diarrhea

§  Elevated Liver Enzyme Levels

§  Hives And Rashes

§  Trouble In Breathing

§  Eye-Cystoid Macular Edema

§  Muscle And Joint Pain

§  Injection Site Reaction

If any of these side effects persist, the doctor needs to be consulted for immediate medical attention.

 

Interaction with other drugs

 

There are several constituents present in Intaxel that might react with other medicines and thus one needs to avoid taking any other medicine even any other anti cancer drug with it. Alcohol intake needs to be avoided as this might cut down on the absorption and then the constituents might take more time to deliver results. 

 

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Intaxel 100 mg / 16.67 ml (Abraxane)

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