Tortaxel 260mg Paclitaxel Injection Description:
Tortaxel 260mg Injection blocks replication of genetic material (DNA) in the cancer cells. Thus it stops the growth and multiplication of cancer cells.
Tortaxel 260mg Injection is used in the treatment of breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer and pancreatic cancer.
Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness, Rash, Low blood platelets, Upper respiratory tract infection, Urinary tract infection, Bleeding, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Decreased blood pressure, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Hair loss, Diarrhoea, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils).
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Is Tortaxel generic/ taxane/ FDA approved/cytotoxic?
Yes, Tortaxel is generic/ taxane/ FDA approved/ cytotoxic
Is Tortaxel a vesicant?
Tortaxel is usually a vesicant (irritant)
Is Tortaxel light sensitive/ hydrophobic/ cardiotoxic?
Yes, Tortaxel is light sensitive/ hydrophobic/ cardiotoxic
Does Tortaxel cause hair loss?
Yes, Tortaxel may cause hair loss as a side effect. Please inform your doctor about any side effect while you are on Tortaxel therapy
What is Tortaxel derived from?
Tortaxel is derived from bark of the Pacific yew, Taxus brevifolia.