Paclitaxel injection is used for the treatment of advanced cancer of the ovaries, breast, non-small cell lung cancer, and Kaposi sarcoma. Kaposi sarcoma is a cancer of the skin and mucous membranes that are frequently found in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Paclitaxel belongs to a group of medicines also called antineoplastics. It intermeddles with the growth of cancer cells, which are ultimately destroyed. Since the growth of normal body cells might also be affected, other unwanted effects will also happen.
Some of these might be severe and should be reported to your doctor. Other effects might not be severe but might cause concern. Some effects might not happen until months or years after the medicine is used. Before you start the treatment with paclitaxel, you and your doctor should talk about the good this medicine will do as well as the risks of using it.
This medication should only be given by or with the direct supervision of your doctor.
The product is available in the following dosing forms: