Warnings:

This medication may often cause a serious blood disorder (decreased bone marrow function leading to a low number of white blood cells). This effect can lower your body's ability to fight an infection. Your doctor will monitor you closely and check your blood often during treatment. If your white blood cell count is too low, you should not receive this medication. Tell your doctor right away if you develop any signs of infection (e.g., fever, chills, cough, persistent sore throat, painful/difficult urination).

This medication contains a form of paclitaxel that is bound to a human protein called albumin. This product acts differently in the body than other forms of paclitaxel. This product should not be substituted for or used with any other forms of paclitaxel.

Uses

This medication is used to treat certain cancers (including breast, lung, and pancreatic cancer). Paclitaxel belongs to a class of drugs known as chemotherapy drugs. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

How to use Abraxane Vial

Read the Patient Information Leaflet available from your pharmacist before you start using paclitaxel. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication is given by injection into a vein by a health care professional. It is given on a schedule as directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your medical condition, body size, laboratory tests, and response to treatment.

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