Brand name – Docel
Generic name – Docetaxel
Manufacture – RPG Pharma
Strength – 120/20mg
Dosage – Injection
Composition – Docetaxel
Indication – Breast cancer
Storage – at a cool place
Overview of Docel 120mg injection
Docel 120mg injection treats breast cancer. Sometimes it also treats non-small cell lung cancer, prostate cancer, and cancer in the head and neck. Docetaxel is used alone or with a combination of other cancer medicines to treat cancer cells. The patients should follow the doctor's prescription for better results.
Docel 120mg injection belongs to the medicine called taxanes. It is a taxoid antineoplastic agent and promotes the assembly of microtubules by preventing depolymerization from tubulin dimers and stabilizing microtubules. This will inhibition of the normal dynamic reorganization of the microtubule network which is essential for vital interphase and mitotic cellular functions. Docetaxel may take a few weeks or months to show the benefits or as per the patient's overall health. However, the patients should discuss the benefits and risks of Docetaxel.
Side effects of Docel 120mg injection
Docel 120mg injection has some side effects, if given below symptoms are visible in patients, consult the doctor.
- Increased eye tearing
- Change in taste
- Muscle pain
- Joint pain
- Hair loss
- Nail changes
- Blistering skin
- Tingling in hand and feet
- Loss or blurred vision
- Stomach pain
If the above symptoms are seen in the patient's body, consult with the doctor for further guidance. Do not ignore the above-mentioned symptoms because this medicine has severe side effects or it may increase the chance of bone fracture.
Docetaxel is taken in the vein only or as per the doctor's prescription. Patients should strictly follow the doctor's prescribed medicine to get better results soon. Docetaxel has very severe side effects or it may damage the patient's organs if patients take Docetaxel in the wrong way.
The patients should not miss any dose. If any doses are missed, do not take the missed dose at the time of the next dose and consult the doctor.
If the patient has taken an overdose by mistake, contact your healthcare provider or doctor and they will provide you medical attention.
Missing or overdosing will impact the overall health of the patients and may also have side effects. So, the patients should follow the prescription of the doctor strictly.
The patients should consult with the doctor about the past or current medicines that are taking or had taken whether it is prescribed or non-prescribed, herbal, or vitamins. Docetaxel may react with those medicines and affect the mechanisms.
Pregnant women are not recommended to take this injection. Breastfeeding women consult with the doctor before taking it.
At the beginning of treatment inform the doctor about the previous medical conditions or ongoing if there are any such as:
Q1. What is a Docel 120mg injection?
Ans – Docel injection is used to treat breast cancer.
Q2. Can I take Docel 120mg injection without consulting a doctor?
Ans – Self-medication is strictly prohibited because it has severe side effects. You are not allowed to take it without consulting the doctor.
Q3. Where should I store this medicine?
Ans – Store below 30 degrees temperature in a dry place.
Q4. What should I do in case of a missed dose?
Ans – It is advisable to consult with the doctor before taking a missed dose. Do not take the missed dose at the time of the next dose.
Q5. From where I will get the Docel 120mg injection?
Ans – You can buy it from Magicine Pharma at an affordable price.
Q6. How long treatment will take with Docel 120mg injection?
Ans – It depends upon the stage of cancer and the health of the patients.
Q7. Can I take Docel 120mg injection during pregnancy?
Ans – Pregnant women are not advised to take Docel. If you have taken it, immediately consult with the doctor.
Docel 120mg injection may interact with some other medicines and may give you side effects. It is advised to tell about other medicines you taking or have taken because other medicines may interact with Docel 120mg and may cause problems.
It is mandatory to inform the doctor about problems you have or ever had such as liver, heart, kidney, and lung problems. In other words, at the beginning of the treatment inform the doctor about your medical history.
The patients are recommended to consult with the doctor first before taking alcohol during treatment.
Docel: Drug information available at: https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB01248
Docel: Drug Uses, mechanism, and Side Effects available at: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a696031.html