A 53-year-old member asked:
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What are the different side effects of Abraxane and Taxol (paclitaxel)?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Chemotoxicity: ABRAXANE is an Injectable suspension of paclitaxel , a derivative of Taxol formulated as albumin-bound nanoparticles with a mean particle size of approximately 130 nanometers and sodium acetyltryptophanate . Toxicity of taxol and abraxane are similar and present with numbness, tingling, pain, or weakness in hands or feet; Sudden chest pain or discomfort, wheezing dry cough, Low WBC and fever.
Answered on Sep 15, 2015

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A 37-year-old member asked:
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Taxol (paclitaxel): Taxol (paclitaxel) has many potential side effects. See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/taxol-side-effects.html

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