Paclitaxel Albumin-stabilized Nanoparticle Formulation

US Brand Name(s): Abraxane

Use in Cancer Treatment

The albumin-stabilized nanoparticle version of paclitaxel can be for usage alone or in combination with other medicines to treat:

  • After treatment with other chemotherapy, breast cancer has relapsed or metastasized (spread to other areas of the body).
  • Non-small cell lung cancer has spread.
  • In individuals for whom surgery or radiation therapy will not be effective. In combination with carboplatin as a first-line treatment.
  • Pancreatic cancer has spread to other organs. It in combination with gemcitabine hydrochloride can be a first line therapy

The use of paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulations in the treatment of various cancers is also under research.

A type of paclitaxel found in nanoparticles is paclitaxel albumin-stabilized nanoparticle formulation (very tiny particles of protein). Nanoparticle paclitaxel and protein-bound paclitaxel are two more names for the medication. This type of paclitaxel may function better and have fewer adverse effects than other kinds.

Detailed scientific definition- Definition from the NCI Drug Dictionary 

 Paclitaxel Albumin-stabilized Nanoparticle Formulation Information

A summary of key facts regarding this medication in layman’s terms, which may contain the following:

  • Cautions about this medicine
  • What is the use and how?
  • Whom should you consult before taking it?
  • What you should know about it before using it?
  • Other drugs that might interact with it
  • Possible negative effects

Drugs are frequently under research to see whether they can assist treat or prevent conditions other than those already prevalent. This patient information leaflet also covers uses which have been under authorization. Much of the material, though, might also apply to authorized uses that are being investigated.