Mitotax is an intravenous medication used to treat various types of cancer. It contains the active substance Paclitaxel and is manufactured by Dr Reddy’s Laboratories. Mitotax is available in the form of a 300 mg/50 ml injection vial and is for single-use only.
Mitotax is used to treat various types of cancer, including ovarian cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, and pancreatic cancer. It works by stopping the growth and division of cancer cells, thereby preventing the growth and spread of the cancer.
HOW TO USE:
Mitotax is administered through an intravenous infusion by a qualified healthcare professional. The dose and duration of treatment are determined by the patient’s medical condition, weight, and response to treatment.
Mitotax should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and moisture. Keep the medication out of the reach of children and pets.
Mechanism of action:
Mitotax works by preventing the growth and division of cancer cells, thereby inhibiting the growth and spread of cancer. It does this by binding to the microtubules in the cancer cells, thereby preventing their normal function and ultimately leading to their death.
Mitotax should be used with caution in patients with liver or kidney disease. It should also be used with caution in pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers, as the use of Mitotax may harm the fetus or infant.
Mitotax should not be used in patients with a history of severe allergic reactions to medications containing Paclitaxel. It should also not be used in patients with low white blood cell counts or hypersensitivity to polyoxyethylated castor oil, which is used in the formulation of the medication.
Mitotax may interact with other medications, such as cyclosporine and ketoconazole, to affect their absorption and efficacy. Inform your doctor about all medications you are currently taking to avoid any interactions.
Overdose of Mitotax can lead to low blood pressure, low white blood cell count, and nerve damage. Seek immediate medical attention in case of an overdose.
Common side effects of Mitotax include hair loss, nausea, vomiting, and fatigue. It may also cause low white blood cell counts, leading to an increased risk of infection. However, most side effects of Mitotax are mild and resolve on their own over time. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any severe side effects while taking Mitotax.