What is Docekast-RTU- 120mg?
Docekast 120mg Injection contains salt called Docetaxel. This injection is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat certain types of breast, lung, prostate, stomach, and head and neck cancers. It works to stop the growth of cancer cells. It prevents the multiplication and spreading of cancer cells. Regular check of your blood cell count and liver function test is necessary while taking this medication.
What is Docetaxel chemotherapy?
Docetaxel is sold under the brand name Taxotere. It is manufactured by Aprazer Healthcare Private Limited. Docetaxel Injection is a class of medications called taxies. It is an anticancer ( antineoplastic or cytotoxic) chemotherapy drug. This chemotherapy medicine is used to treat several cancers. This includes breast cancer, head and neck cancer, stomach cancer, prostate cancer, and non-small cell lung cancer. This Injection is given into a vein. This chemotherapy is a treatment that destroys cancer cells by using an anti-cancer drug.
Why breast cancer occurs?
Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among women. It’s most likely to affect women over the age of 50. Breast cancer starts in your breast tissue. It occurs when breast cells change and grow out of control. It creates a mass of tissue called a tumor. Breast cancer can occupy and grow into the surrounding tissues of your breast. It can travel to other parts of the body and form new tumors. This stage is called metastasis.
- What are breast cancer symptoms?
Signs and symptoms of breast cancer include:
A breast lump
Change in the size, shape, or appearance of a breast
Changes to the skin over the breast
Discharge of the nipple
Redness of the skin over the breast like orange.
What is non-small cell lung cancer definition?
Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common type of lung cancer. It occurs when abnormal cells form and multiply in your lung tissues. This is the second type of lung cancer. This cancer grows slower than small cell lung cancer.
- What are the symptoms of Non- small cell lung cancer?
The most common signs of non-small cell lung cancer include shortness of breasts, cough, chest pain, trouble breathing, wheezing, hoarseness, loss of appetite, weight loss tiredness, difficulty in swallowing, and swelling in the face and veins of the neck.
How prostate cancer is caused?
Prostate cancer begins when cells in the prostate gland start to grow out of control. It is the second leading cause of cancer death for men in the U.S. The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system that surrounds the urethra just below the bladder. Most prostate cancers are slow growing. Cancerous cells may spread to other parts of the body, particularly the bones and lymph nodes.
- Prostate cancer symptoms
Most prostate cancer may initially cause no symptoms. In later stages, symptoms include pain or difficulty in urination, blood in the urine, pain in the pelvis or back, frequent urination, and bone pain. Other late symptoms include fatigue and low levels of red blood cells.
What is Cancer of the head and neck?
Head and neck cancer is a term used to describe several different advanced tumors that develop in or around the throat, larynx, nose, sinuses, and mouth. It starts in the salivary glands. These cancers are related to cell carcinomas. This type of cancer begins in the flat relating to cells that make up the thin layer of tissue on the surface of the structures of the head and neck. If cancer has grown beyond the cell layer and moved into deeper tissue, then it is called invasive squamous cell carcinoma.
- What signs and symptoms of head and neck cancer?
People with head and neck cancer do not have any signs and symptoms. Symptoms are mild and less serious conditions such as cold or sore throat, a mouth or tongue sore, a white or red patch on the gums, tongue or lining of the mouth, hoarseness, swelling of the jaw, neck, and side of the face, sinus infections, headaches, bleeding of nose, mouth or saliva, earaches and trouble breathing or speaking.
Docekast 120mg Injection is given as an injection by a medical professional. Dose and duration will be decided by the necessity and need of the patient. It depends on the treatment and may change from time to time. You should take medicine as per your doctor’s advice. This medicine is strictly not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. It takes some weeks and months to get a better result. Do not stop taking medicine before your doctor’s advice.
The most common symptoms of this medicine include breathlessness, constipation, edema, infection, loss of appetite, muscle pain, and weakness. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells ( red and white blood cells). This increases the chances of infections. Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells and liver function during treatment with this medicine.
What is the benefit of Docekast 120mg injection?
- Treatment of breast cancer
Docekast 120mg Injection helps to treat breast cancer. It may be used alone or in a combination of medicines like chemotherapy. It relieves the symptoms of breast cancer. This injection kills or stops the breast cancer cells. It prevents the multiplication of cancer cells.
- Treatment of Non- small cell lung cancer
This injection helps to treat non-small cell lung cancer and may be given alone or in combination with other medications. Avoid alcohol and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
- Treatment of prostate cancer
Docekast 120mg Injection decreases or stops the growth of cancer cells and decreases the amount of testosterone(the natural hormone in males) in men. It gives relief in passing urine and makes it easy to urinate.
- Treatment of head and neck cancer
Docekast 120mg Injection kills or stops the growth of cancer cells. It prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. It is an effective medicine.
Side effects of Docekast 120mg Injection
There are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need doctor attention. If you may experience any side effects that become serious, You may consult your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include
- Change in taste
- Extreme tiredness
- Muscle, joint, and bone pain
- Hair loss
- Nail changes
- Increases eye tearing
- Sores in the mouth and throat
- Vision problem
- Loss of appetite
- Stomach pain
How to take Docekast 120mg Injection?
Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. It is given in form of an injection by your doctor. Dose and duration will decide your doctor. Do not miss the dose. If you miss a dose skip the missed dose and follow your schedule regularly on the next day. Do not double the dose. Take medicine every day on time as prescribed by your doctor. Much other medicine can affect this, so let your doctor know all the medication you are using during the treatment.
How Docekast 120mg Injection works?
This injection disrupts the cancer cell’s DNA and RNA by injection. It exchanges the building blocks of their growth and prevents their development and multiplication.