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DOCETAXEL ANHYDROUS injection, solution

  1. Patient Information
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Patient Information 

See FDA-Approved Patient Labeling

  • Docetaxel injection may cause fetal harm. Advise patients to avoid becoming pregnant while receiving this drug. Women of childbearing potential should use effective contraceptives if receiving docetaxel injection [see Warnings and Precautions (5.11) and Use in Specific Populations (8.1)].
  • Obtain detailed allergy and concomitant drug information from the patient prior to docetaxel injection administration.
  • Explain the significance of oral corticosteroids such as dexamethasone administration to the patient to help facilitate compliance. Instruct patients to report if they were not compliant with oral corticosteroid regimen.
  • Instruct patients to immediately report signs of a hypersensitivity reaction.
  • Tell patients to watch for signs of fluid retention such as peripheral edema in the lower extremities, weight gain and dyspnea.
  • Explain the significance of routine blood cell counts. Instruct patients to monitor their temperature frequently and immediately report any occurrence of fever.
  • Instruct patients to report myalgia, cutaneous, or neurologic reactions.
  • Explain to patients that side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue, excessive tearing, infusion site reactions, and hair loss (cases of permanent hair loss have been reported) are associated with docetaxel injection administration.
  • Explain to patients the possible side effects of the alcohol content in docetaxel injection, including possible side effects on the central nervous system. Patients in whom alcohol should be avoided or minimized should consider the alcohol content of docetaxel injection. Alcohol could impair their ability to drive or use machines immediately after infusion.

Manufactured By: 

Cipla Ltd,

Goa, India

Manufactured For: 

Cipla USA, Inc.

1560 Sawgrass Corporate Parkway,

Suite 130, Sunrise, FL 33323

Revised: 10/2018

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