DOCEMAX

Docetaxel is the only other member of the taxane family of cancer chemotherapeutic drugs besides paclitaxel.

Docetaxel is the only other member of the taxane family of cancer chemotherapeutic drugs besides paclitaxel.  Initially approved for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC), docetaxel is today used for a variety of cancer types like breast cancer, colorectal cancer and prostate cancer. Dexamethasone 8 mg tablets (see Decmax) should be given twice a day for 3 days starting 1 day before docetaxel to limit the frequency and severity of hypersensitivity reactions and to reduce the severity of fluid retention.

Indications:

  • Treatment of metastatic breast cancer & non small cell lung cancer
  • Ovarian cancer, gastric cancer, pancreatic cancer, head & neck cancer and hormone refractory cancer prostate cancer.

 

Generic Name

Strength

Standard

Type

Packing

Pack Size

Docetaxel 20

20 mg

USP

INJ

Vial

0.5 ml

Docetaxel 80

80 mg

USP

INJ

Vial

2 ml

Docetaxel 120

120 mg

USP

INJ

Vial

3 ml