DoceNat(Docetaxel) by Natco is generic version of
Taxotere.It comes in 120 mg and 80 mg Tablet forms.
DoceNaT is a cancer medicine that slows the growth
and spread of cancer cells in the body.
DoceNaT is used to treat breast cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer,
stomach cancer, and head/neck cancer. DoceNaT may also be used for other
purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Important information about DoceNaT
Do not use this medication without your doctor's
consent if you are pregnant. It could cause harm to the unborn baby. Use an
effective form of birth control, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant
during treatment. Before being treated with DoceNaT, tell your doctor if you
have ever been treated with cisplatin (Platinol), or if you have liver
disease, congestive heart failure, fluid retention, swelling problems, or if
you have ever had an allergic reaction to docetaxel.
DoceNaT can be harmful if it gets on your skin during an IV infusion. If
this happens, wash the skin thoroughly with soap and warm water. Some people
receiving a DoceNaT injection have had a reaction to the infusion (when the
medicine is injected into the vein). Tell your caregiver right away if you
feel dizzy, light-headed, warm, or itchy, or if you have chest tightness or
trouble breathing during the injection.
DoceNaT can lower the blood cells that help your body fight infections.
This can make it easier for you to get sick from being around others who are
ill. To be sure your blood cells do not get too low, your blood will need to
be tested on a regular basis. Your liver function may also need to be
tested. It is important that you not miss any scheduled visits to your
Avoid contact with people who have colds, the flu, or other contagious
illnesses. Contact your doctor immediately if you develop signs of
infection, especially fever.
There are many other drugs that can interact with DoceNaT. Tell your doctor
about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This
includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other
doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Before using DoceNaT
Before being treated with DoceNaT, tell your
doctor if you have ever been treated with cisplatin (Platinol), or if you
- Liver Disease
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Fluid Retention or Swelling Problems
- If you have ever had an allergic reaction to docetaxel.
Note: Docenat is a prescription drug and should
be used under proper medical guidance and advice.
Do not share the medicine with others, since they may be suffering from a
problem that is not effectively treated by this drug.