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Brand name: Docetaxel (Accord) TM

Active ingredients: docetaxel

What it is used for

Breast cancer: Treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer in whom previous chemotherapy has failed. Docetaxel in combination with cyclophosphamide is indicated for the adjuvant treatment of operable breast cancer with a primary tumour of greater than or equal to 1 cm and less than 7 cm. Non-small cell lung cancer: Treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, including those who have failed platinum based chemotherapy. Ovarian cancer: Treatment of metastatic carcinoma of the ovary after failure of first line or subsequent chemotherapy. Prostate cancer: Docetaxel is indicated for the treatment of patients with androgen independent (hormone refractory) prostate cancer. Head and neck cancer: Docetaxel, in combination with cisplatin and fluorouracil, is indicated as induction treatment prior to chemoradiotherapy, for the treatment of patients with locally advanced, squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck, who have low probability of surgical cure, require organ preservation or where the tumour is technically unresectable.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

This medicine is a pack that contains more than one part.

Part 1: Injection, concentrated

15 ml clear glass type i vial and fluorotec plus rubber stopper with a red flip-off seal.

How to take this medicine: Intravenous Infusion

Part 2: Diluent, not applicable

15 ml clear glass type i vial and grey chlorobutyl rubber stopper with a pink flip-off seal.

How to take this medicine: Intravenous Infusion

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Storage instructions

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

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.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient docetaxel

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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