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Brand name: Docetaxel (AS) TM

Active ingredients: docetaxel

What it is used for

1. Breast Cancer a) Metastatic Breast Cancer,AS-DOCETAXEL INJECTION is indicated for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer in whom previous chemotherapy has failed. AS-DOCETAXEL INJECTION in combination with capecitabine is indicated for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer after failure of prior anthracycline containing chemotherapy. AS-DOCETAXEL INJECTION in combination with trastuzumab is indicated for the treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer whose tumours overexpress HER2 and who previously have not received chemotherapy for metastatic disease.,b). Adjuvant Treatment of Breast Cancer,AS-DOCETAXEL INJECTION in combination with doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide is indicated for the adjuvant treatment of patients with node-positive breast cancer. Doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide followed by AS-DOCETAXEL INJECTION in combination with trastuzumab (AC- TH) is indicated for the adjuvant treatment of patients with operable breast cancer whose tumours overexpress HER2. AS-DECETAXEL INJECTION in combination with carboplatin and trastuzumab (TCH) is indicated for the adjuvant treatment of patients with operable breast cancer whose tumours overexpress HER2. AS-DOCETAXEL INJECTION in combination with cyclophosphamide is indicated for the adjuvant treatment of operable breast cancer with a primary tumour of greater than or equal to 1cm and < 7cm.,2. Non Small Cell Lung Cancer,AS-DOCETAXEL INJECTION is indicated for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic non small cell lung cancer, including those who have failed platinum-based chemotherapy.,3.Ovarian Cancer,AS-DOCETAXEL INJECTION is indicated for the treatment of metastatic carcinoma of the ovary after failure of first- line or subsequent chemotherapy.,4.Prostate Cancer,AS-DECETAXEL INJECTION is indicated for the treatment of patients with androgen independent (hormone refractory) prostate cancer.,5. Head and Neck Cancer,AS-DOCETAXEL INJECTION, 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.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intravenous Infusion
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Lifetime is 18 Months.

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

Visual appearance

Clear, colorless to pale yellow viscous solution free from visible particles.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

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.

Disclaimer

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  • Therapeutic Good's Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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