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Glantax P 30 MG Injection

Manufacturer: Gland Pharma Limited
Medicine composition: Paclitaxel
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Glantax P 30 MG Injection is an anticancer medicine, used in chemotherapy to treat a number of cancers. Primarily it is used in the treatment of breast cancer and ovarian cancer. It is sold under the trade name of Taxol. Glantax P 30 MG Injection is categorized as a plant alkaloid, a taxane and a antimicrotublue agent. Glantax P 30 MG Injection is injected into the body by injection or infusion.

Glantax P 30 MG Injection is a type of irritant that may cause an inflammation of your vein through which it is being given. Other side effects or reactions that you may experience on taking Glantax P 30 MG Injection are nausea, vomiting tendency, hair loss, diarrhea, hypersensitivity, mucositis, skin rash, flushing, blurred vision, numbness, dizziness, fever, paleness, difficulty in breathing, cough, sweating, slow or irregular heartbeat and chest pain. In certain adverse cases, it may cause major arthralgia, myalgia. It is advised that you seek medical attention if you are afflicted with any of these side effects.

Before taking Glantax P 30 MG Injection discuss with your doctor if you have any of the conditions mentioned below:

  • If you are taking any prescriptive or over the counter drugs, herbal medications or dietary supplements.
  • If you are planning to take any immunization, vaccination or radiation treatment anytime soon.
  • If you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant or are nursing a baby.
  • If you have any allergies, bacterial or viral infections.
  • If you are under 18 years of age.
  • If you have heart, liver, kidney or bone marrow disorders.

Do not get pregnant while under Glantax P 30 MG Injection treatment. Use contraception for both men and women. Should you become pregnant, notify your doctor. The dosage is determined by your doctor according to your individual specifications and condition. The usual dose for treatment in ovarian and breast cancer is of two types; one is giving about 175 mg for three hours every three weeks followed by a Cisplatin therapy. And the second one is giving 135 mg for 24 hours every three weeks followed by the same cisplatin therapy.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Oncologist before using this medicine.

Glantax P 30 MG Injection is used in the treatment of cancer that affects the female reproductive system.
Glantax P 30 MG Injection is used in the treatment of breast cancer.
Glantax P 30 MG Injection is used in the treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer which is a type of cancer that affects the lungs.
Glantax P 30 MG Injection is used in the treatment of Kaposi's Sarcoma which is a type of cancer that develops under the skin in the lining of mouth, nose, and throat.
Not recommended in the patients with known allergy to Glantax P 30 MG Injection.
Neutrophils count
Not recommended in the patients with neutrophils count less than 1,500 cells/mm3
In addition to its intended effect, Glantax P 30 MG Injection may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Neutropenia Major Common
Difficult or painful urination Major Common
Dizziness when getting up suddenly from a sitting position Major Common
Fever and chills Major Common
Pale skin Major Common
Allergic Skin Reaction Major Common
Mouth ulcers Major Common
Difficulty in breathing Major Less Common
Chest discomfort Major Less Common
Swelling and redness at the injection site Minor Common
Diarrhea Minor Common
Hair loss or thinning of the hair Minor Common
Nausea and Vomiting Minor Common
Joint pain Minor Common
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 27 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in less than an hour.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Glantax P 30 MG Injection , and hence can be used as its substitute.
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Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Bms India Pvt. Ltd
Missed Dose instructions
It is advised not to miss any dose. If you missed any dose, you should contact your doctor immediately.
Overdose instructions
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
United States
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
cardiac conduction abnormalities Major
This medicine is known to cause serious heart conduction abnormalities. Inform the doctor if you have any heart diseases. Close monitoring of low blood pressure and decreased heartbeat is necessary.
Interaction with Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Clozapine Major
These medicines may further lower the white blood cell count if received together. Any symptoms of fever, diarrhea, sore throat, chills should be informed to the doctor. Close monitoring of blood cell count is necessary. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Diltiazem Moderate
Diltiazem may increase the concentration of Glantax P 30 MG Injection and may cause serious effects like low white blood cells count, hair loss, nausea, and vomiting. Inform the doctor if you are receiving any antihypertensives before initiation of the treatment. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Atorvastatin Moderate
These medicines may increase the risk of nerve damage if given together. Any symptoms of numbness, tingling or burning sensation in feet, hands should be informed to the doctor. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
You may be at the risk of developing infections if these medicines are taken together. Inform the doctor if you had received either of these medicines. Your doctor may postpone therapy based on the condition.
Paclitaxel belongs to the class antimicrotubule agent. It works by stabilizing the microtubules by preventing depolymerization thus results in the inhibition of the normal dynamic reorganization of the microtubule network that is essential for vital interphase and mitotic cellular functions.
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Popular Questions & Answers

Hello, My wife is suffering from angiosarcoma of breast with bones and liver mets doctors are giving her paclitaxel 130 weekly but no response Please advice any homeopath who can deal in angiosarcoma.

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Hello, It requires :underlying information to begine homoeopathic medication, please. Age of the patient, Dimensions of tumor, All sorts of reports in this regards. Image of her affected part. Tk, care.
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My mother had a left side breast cancer &doctor recommend for biopsy &biopsy result say its er/pr/her- 2 neu before biopsy doctor said radiation not needed but after biopsy report he said firstly chemo have to be done of epirubicin 150 mg & endoxan 1000 mg of 4 cycles &then 12 cycles of trumab 440 mg &paclitaxel 125 mg weekly then surgery &after that radiation is also necessary so Dr. Please help me to give information that this treatment is given by Dr. Is correct or not for my mother.

MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Most of medical problems need personally taking detailed medical history and examination with need of new+old reports so meet concerned doctor-Oncosurgeon more so who is specialised in breasts. So instead of looking for answers from others stick to specialist.
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My mother has breast cancer. Her chemotherapy is going on. It is known to us that during the period of chemotherapy there is a chance of muscle pain. She sometimes suffers from that. It isn't possible to bring a physician every time. So I've to serve her. What should be the best way to give her a physiotherapy to reduce her muscle pain for that time. Please suggest something.

MD - Radiation Oncology, MBBS, DNB (Radiotherapy)
Oncologist, Howrah
Chemotherapy drugs such as paclitaxel or docetaxel may cause myalgia , arthralgia for few days after each cycle. Depending on the severity use of analgesics for few days will be helpful.
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