Active ingredients: nanoparticle albumin-bound paclitaxel
What it is used for
Metastatic Breast Cancer ABRAXANE is indicated for the treatment of metastatic carcinoma of the breast after failure of anthracycline therapy. Non-small Cell Lung Cancer ABRAXANE, in combination with carboplatin, is indicated for the first-line treatment of non-small cell lung cancer in patients who are not candidates for potentially curative surgery and/or radiation. Metastatic Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas ABRAXANE, in combination with gemcitabine, is indicated for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Intravenous
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Lifetime is 3 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
White to yellow, lyophilised powder.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
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Abraxane is used to treat metastatic breast cancers in patients who do not respond to other medicine. It contains paclitaxel, a chemotherapy agent.
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