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Injection
Revised: 5/2019

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Docetaxel I.V. infusion 80mg/4mL "EE"
 Active ingredient:
Docetaxel
 Dosage form:
Injection
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine suppresses growth of cancer cells by inhibiting the function of microtubules required for cell division.
It is usually used to treat non-small cell lung cancer and cancers of the breast, stomach, head and neck, ovary, esophagus, uterine corpus and prostate.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have bone marrow suppression (fever, subcutaneous bleeding), infectious disease, interstitial pneumonia or pulmonary fibrosis, hepatic disorder, kidney disorder or edema.
  • If you are pregnant, possibly pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • Non-small cell lung cancer, cancers of the breast, stomach, head and neck, ovary, esophagus, uterine corpus: In general, inject by intravenous infusion over a period of 1 hour or longer, once a day at the interval of every 3 to 4 weeks.
    Prostate cancers: In general, inject by intravenous infusion over a period of 1 hour or longer, once a day at the interval of every 3 weeks.
  • Ask the doctor about a concrete treatment span.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomatitis, alopecia, numbness, general malaise, fever and edema. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • anemia, fever, bleeding tendency [bone marrow depression]
  • breathing difficulty, bronchospasm, decreased blood pressure [shock symptoms, anaphylaxis]
  • decrease of urine output, edema, headache [acute renal disorder]
  • fever, dry cough, breathing difficulty [interstitial pneumonia, pulmonary fibrosis]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.