What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Docetaxel Vial to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- Not Recommended: BASED ON ANIMAL DATA AND DRUG PHARMACOLOGY, DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY IS POSSIBLE.
If you are NURSING
- Absolute Contraindication: POTENTIAL FOR SERIOUS ADVERSE EFFECTS IN INFANT
If you are an adult over 60
- management or monitoring precaution: General-Increased incidence of side effects may occur: diarrhea, infection, stomatitis, edema, anorexia, anemia, neutropenia and nail changes. Neuro/Psych-Alcohol content of docetaxel injection may cause temporary motor and cognitive impairment and contribute to fall risk in predisposed elderly.
Giving Docetaxel Vial to a child under 12
- management or monitoring precaution: Monotherapy efficacy not demonstrated in pediatric trials. Minimal or partial response observed in pediatric trials.
CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.