What is Paclitaxel injection?
Paclitaxel Injection – Taj Ando Pharmaceuticals, South Africa | Paclitaxel injection manufactured with human albumin is used to treat breast cancer that has not improved or that has come back after treatment with other medications. Paclitaxel Injection – Taj Ando Pharmaceuticals, South Africa | Paclitaxel injection manufactured with human albumin is used to treat breast cancer that has not improved or that has come back after treatment with other medications.
Paclitaxel may cause side effects.
Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
• pain, redness, swelling, or sores in the place where the medication was injected
• muscle or joint pain
• stomach pain
• sores in the mouth
• hair loss
Some side effects can be serious.
If you experience any of these symptoms or those listed in the IMPORTANT WARNING section, call your doctor immediately:
• numbness, burning, or tingling in the hands or feet
• pale skin
• excessive tiredness
• unusual bruising or bleeding
• chest pain
• slow or irregular heartbeat
• hardening, darkening, or peeling of the skin in the area where the medication was injected
• blistering or peeling skin
* Paclitaxel may cause other side effects.
* Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while using this medication.
How should this medicine be used?
Other Uses of this Medicine
What special precautions should I follow?
Before receiving paclitaxel injection
• Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to paclitaxel, any other medications, human albumin, polyoxyethylated castor oil, or medications that contain polyoxyethylated castor oil such as cyclosporine injection (Sandimmune) and teniposide (Vumon). Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you do not know if a medication that you are allergic to contains human albumin or polyoxyethylated castor oil.
• Tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take.
• Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had liver or heart disease.
• Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or if you plan to father a child. You or your partner should not become pregnant while you are receiving paclitaxel injection. You should use birth control to prevent pregnancy in yourself or your partner during your treatment with paclitaxel injection. Talk to your doctor about birth control methods that will work for you. If you or your partner become pregnant while receiving paclitaxel injection, call your doctor. Paclitaxel may harm the fetus.
• Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding.
• If you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are receiving paclitaxel injection.
• If you are using paclitaxel manufactured with polyoxyethylated castor oil, you should know that the medication contains alcohol. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you. Talk to your doctor about the safe use of alcoholic beverages or medications that may affect your thinking or judgment during your treatment.
• Talk to your doctor before you receive any vaccinations during your treatment with paclitaxel.
• You should know that paclitaxel may make it more difficult for your body to fight infection. Wash your hands often and avoid crowds and people who are sick during your treatment with paclitaxel.
• You should know that paclitaxel may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting when you get up too quickly from a lying position. To avoid this problem, get out of bed slowly, resting your feet on the floor for a few minutes before standing up.