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Brand name: Paclitaxel (DP)

Paclitaxel (DP) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) paclitaxel. On this page you will find out more about Paclitaxel (DP), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: paclitaxel

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Paclitaxel (DP) 300 mg/50 mL concentrated injection, 50 mL vial

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What this medicine is for

Paclitaxel-DP is indicated for: Primary treatment of ovarian cancer in combination with a platinum agent.; Treatment of metastatic carcinoma of the ovary and of the breast after failure of standard therapy; Adjuvant treatment of node positive breast cancer administered sequentially to doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide; Treatment of metastatic cancer of the breast, in combination with trastuzumab (Herceptin), in patients who have tumours that over-express HER-2 and who have not received previous chemotherapy for their metatastic disease; Treatment of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC); In combination with gemcitabine (Gemzar), is indicated for the treatment of patients with unresectable, locally recurrent or metastatic breast cancer who have relapsed following adjuvant/ neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Prior chemotherapy should have included an anthracycline unless clinically contraindicated.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear colourless to yellow viscous solution.
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Intravenous
Medicine schedule
1 x 50mL vial: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Vial
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light
Life time 2 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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