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taxol as an alternative to taxotere

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Canale
29 years experience Breast Surgery
Same class,diff drug: Both Taxol (paclitaxel) and taxotere (docetaxel) (docetaxol) are of the class of cytotoxic chemotherapy drugs known as taxanes. They are different ch ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Similar drugs: Taxol is a type of chemotherapy extracted originally from the pacific yew tree- taxotere (docetaxel) is a synthetic drug that works similarly. Both ar ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
There may be: It depends on the type of cancer it is being used for. If it is for breast or lung cancer, yes there is a similar drug called Paclitaxel which can rep ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Half lives: For Taxol, the half-life is dependent upon the length of the infusion. If it is a three hour infusion, the half-life is approximately 24 hours, but fo ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Watch for diarrhea: Great drug for many things, but can cause diarrhea (amongst other side effects).
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Chemotherapy: Taxol (paclitaxel) is a very effective chemotherapeutic drug for the treatment of some forms of breast and ovarian cancer.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinni Juneja
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Chemotherapy: Taxol (paclitaxel) is a widely used chemotherapy drug for breast, lung, head/neck, esophageal cancers.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
Not too many: Taxol (paclitaxel) is contraindicated in patients who have a history of hypersensitivity reactions to Taxol (paclitaxel) or other drugs made in cremop ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Taxotere (docetaxel): It may cause nausea, vomiting, hair loss, rash weakness, nail changes, joint pains, supression to bone marrow - anemia, decreased white blood cells, l ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: Taxol (paclitaxel) is a chemotherapeutic agent used to treat malignant, metastatic disease. Pneumonitis is an inflammatory process that needs antibio ... Read More

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