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What are some contraindications of taxol (paclitaxel)?

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Dr. Paul Harper
General Surgery 52 years experience
Not too many: Taxol (paclitaxel) is contraindicated in patients who have a history of hypersensitivity reactions to Taxol (paclitaxel) or other drugs made in cremophor el (polyoxyethylated castor oil). Taxol (paclitaxel) also should not be used in patients with solid tumors who have white counts of less than 1500 cells/mm3 or in patients with aids-related kaposi’s sarcoma with baseline white counts of less than 1000 cells/mm3.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Who should not use Taxol (paclitaxel)?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Taxol (paclitaxel): TAXOL (paclitaxel) is contraindicated in patients who have a history of hypersensitivity reactions to TAXOL (paclitaxel) or other drugs formulated in Cremophor® EL (polyoxyethylated castor oil). TAXOL (paclitaxel) should not be used in patients with solid tumors who have baseline neutrophil counts of
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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May 8, 2015

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