What type of drug is Abraxane?

What type of drug is Abraxane?

Nab-paclitaxel is a chemotherapy drug and is also known by its brand name, Abraxane. It combines the chemotherapy drug paclitaxel with a protein called albumin. It is a treatment for: breast cancer that has spread.

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Does Abraxane require premedication?

Premedication to prevent hypersensitivity reactions is generally not needed prior to the administration of ABRAXANE. Premedication may be needed in patients who have had prior hypersensitivity reactions to ABRAXANE.

What cancers is Abraxane used for?

Abraxane is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Abraxane is used to treat advanced cancer of the breast, lung, or pancreas. This medicine is used when he cancer cannot be treated with surgery or after other treatments have failed.

What is Abraxane made of?

Abraxane is a powder that is made up into a suspension for infusion (drip) into a vein. It contains the active substance paclitaxel attached to a human protein called albumin.

How do you administer Abraxane?

The recommended dose of ABRAXANE is 100 mg/m2 administered as an intravenous infusion over 30 minutes on Days 1, 8, and 15 of each 21-day cycle. Administer carboplatin on Day 1 of each 21 day cycle immediately after ABRAXANE [see Clinical Studies (14.2)].

Can you filter Abraxane?

-Do NOT filter. ABRAXANE is supplied as a sterile lyophilized powder for reconstitution before use. AVOID ERRORS, READ ENTIRE PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS PRIOR TO RECONSTITUTION. Aseptically, reconstitute each vial by injecting 20 mL of 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP.

How is Abraxane different from Taxol?

Abraxane is a different form of paclitaxel than Taxol. Both medicines are taxanes, a powerful type of chemotherapy that can stop cancer cells from repairing themselves and making new cells. Taxol uses a solvent called Cremophor EL to dissolve its main ingredients so the medicine can enter the bloodstream.

Does Abraxane shrink tumors?

Gemcitabine + Abraxane (paclitaxel protein-bound) is given to shrink tumors and alleviate symptoms of pancreatic cancer. It is commonly given with the goal of cure if the disease is not metastatic (spread outside the area of the pancreas) and when combined with surgery.

Can you drink orange juice while on chemo?

Some chemotherapy medications cause cold intolerance, so avoid this if you have been told to skip very cold foods. Avoid fruit and vegetables with small seeds. Do not use alcohol or tobacco. Avoid acidic foods and beverages such as lemons, limes, tomato sauce, oranges, and orange juice.

How many cycles of Abraxane is normal?

Adenocarcinoma of the Pancreas The recommended dose of ABRAXANE is 125 mg/m2 administered as an intravenous infusion over 30-40 minutes on Days 1, 8 and 15 of each 28-day cycle.