Paclitaxel promotes microtubule formation by enhancing the action of tubulin dimers, stabilising existing microtubules and preventing their disassembly, thereby disrupting normal cell division in the late G2 mitotic phase of the cell cycle. This results in the inhibition of cell replication.
Ontaxel Injection 30 mg
Advanced non-small cell lung cancer: 135 mg/m2 over 24 hr or 175 mg/m2 over 3 hr, followed by cisplatin and repeated at 3 wk intervals.
Ovarian carcinoma: Primary treatment (in combination with cisplatin or carboplatin): 135 mg/m2 infused over 24 hr followed by cisplatin and repeated at 3 wk intervals. Secondary treatment (as a single agent): 135 or 175 mg/m2 infused over 3 hr once every 3 weeks.
Breast cancer: Adjuvant therapy; 2nd line monotherapy or 1st line treatment with trastuzumab: 175 mg/m2 infused over 3 hr once every 3 wk for 4 courses; when used with trastuzumab, the dose should be given the day after the 1st dose of trastuzumab or immediately after subsequent doses if well-tolerated. 1st line with doxorubicin: 220 mg/m2 over 3 hr every 3 wk, the dose to be administered 24 hr after doxorubicin.
AIDS-related Kaposi’s sarcoma: 135 mg/m2 over 3 hr every 3 weeks. Alternatively, 100 mg/m2 over 3 hr every 2 wk especially in patients with poor performance status.