What is Taceedo 20 mg Injection?
Taceedo 20 mg Injection contains salt called Docetaxel 20 mg. It is used to treat breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, gastric cancer, prostate cancer, and head and neck cancer. It helps to inhibit the growth and multiplication of cancer cells. Do not take this medicine.
What Docetaxel drug is used for?
Docetaxel is sold under the brand name Taxotere. It is manufactured in India by Miracalus Pharma Private Limited. It is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat certain types of cancers like breast, non-small cell lung, prostate, gastric, and head and neck. Docetaxel Injection is in a class of medications called taxanes. It works to stop the growth and spread of cancer cells.
How does prostate cancer develop?
Prostate cancer develops when cells in the prostate gland start to grow out of control. Prostate cancer is very common, affecting one out of every nine men.
The prostate is a small walnut-shaped gland that’s part of a man’s reproductive system. This gland sits below a man’s bladder in front of the rectum. The gland makes fluid that mixes with semen during ejaculation. This fluid helps protect sperm and keeps it healthy for conception and pregnancy.
- What are the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer?
Early-stage prostate cancer rarely causes symptoms. These problems may occur as the disease progresses:
- Frequent need to urinate, especially at night
- Weak urine flow or starts and stops
- Painful urination
- Bowel incontinence
- Painful ejaculation and erectile dysfunction
- Blood in semen
- Lower back pain, hip pain, and chest pain
- Leg or foot numbness.
How does breast cancer occur?
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among women, second only to skin cancer. It is the most likely to affect women over the age of 50. Breast cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the breast. It can start in one or both breasts. 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 tissue surrounding your breast. It can travel to other parts of the body and form new tumors. This stage is known as metastasis ( cancerous).
- What are the signs and symptoms of breast cancer?
Breast cancer symptoms can vary for each person. Some signs of breast cancer include:
- A change in the size, shape, and texture of the breast.
- A mass or lump, as small as a pea
- A lump or thickening in or near your breast or in your underarm
- A change in the look of your skin on your breast or nipple
- Redness of the skin on your breast or nipple
- A marble-like hardened area under your skin
- Bloodstained or clear fluid discharge from your nipple
What is Non- small cell lung cancer?
Non-small cell lung cancer is the most common type of lung cancer. With this disease, cancer cells occur when abnormal cells form and multiply in your lung tissues. Non-small cell lung cancer is one of the two main types of lung cancer. The other is small cell lung cancer.
- What are the signs and symptoms of Non- small cell lung cancer?
The most common signs of non-small cell lung cancer include:
Shortness of breath
Coughing up blood
Loss of appetite
Swelling in your face
What is head and neck cancer?
Head and neck cancer is a group of cancers that start in or near your throat, voice box, nose, sinuses, or mouth. It begins in the cells that line the surfaces of these body parts.
These cancers account for approximately 3% to 5% of all cancers in the United States. It is more common in men and people over the age of 50. This cancer is treatable if detected early.
- What is the cause of Head and neck cancer?
The most common cause of head and neck cancer is tobacco and alcohol use. Human papillomavirus ( HPV) is also an important risk factor for some head and neck cancers. There are five main types of head and neck cancer. They affect the specific part of the head and neck. It includes :
- Oral cavity
- Nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses
- Salivary glands
- What are the symptoms of head and neck cancers?
Head and neck cancer can be hard to diagnose. Symptoms are often mild and can be less serious. Some symptoms may include:
A mouth or tongue sore that does not heal.
A white or red patch on the gums
A sore throat
Swelling in the jaw, neck, or side of the face
Frequent sinus infections
Pain in the upper teeth
Bleeding through the nose or mouth
Trouble breathing or speaking
Taceedo 20 mg injection comes as a liquid to be given into a vein by your doctor in a hospital or clinic. It is usually given over 1 hour once every 3 weeks. Before taking medicine consult your doctor. 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 the medicine before your doctor’s advice.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include breathlessness, constipation, edema, infection, loss of appetite, muscle pain, nail disorder, pain, and weakness. This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells ( red or white blood cells) in your blood. It increases the chance of infections. If these side effects become serious, you may consult your doctor. Your doctor can prevent and give you relief from the side effects during the treatment. Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.
The benefit of Taceedo 20 mg Injection
- In the treatment of Prostate cancer
This injection decreases or stops the growth of cancer cells by decreasing the amount of testosterone (the natural hormone in males) in men. This also relieves difficulty in passing urine and makes it easier to urinate.
- In the treatment of Breast cancer
This injection kills or stops the growth of cancer cells and prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. It relieves the symptoms of breast cancer.
- In the treatment of Non- small cell lung cancer
Taceedo 20 mg Injection helps treat non-small cell lung cancer and may be given alone or in combination with other medicines. It is a powerful medicine so you should discuss the risks and benefits of this medicine. Avoid drinking alcohol. Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.
- In the treatment of head and neck cancer
Taceedo 20 mg Injection kills or stops the growth of cancer cells and prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. It is an effective medicine. Discuss the risks and benefits of this medicine.
Side effects of Taceedo 20 mg Injection
Here are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need a doctor’s attention. If you observe any side effects become serious, You may consult your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include:
Loss of appetite
How is Taceedo 20 mg given?
Taceedo 20 mg injection comes as a liquid to be given into a vein by your doctor in a hospital or clinic. It is usually given over 1 hour once every 3 weeks. Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. Dose and duration will decide your doctor. You are not allowed to crush, chew and break the medicine. Swallow it as a whole. Drink plenty of water. 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 medicine so let your doctor know all medication you are using during the treatment.
How does Taceedo 20 mg Injection work?
This medicine is an anticancer agent called Anti Microtubule inhibitor that produces its action by interfering in the function of the growth of microtubules at the G2/M phase of the cell cycle disrupting mitotic spindle formation and apoptosis is induced.