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what is taxol (paclitaxel) used for?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Taxol (paclitaxel): taxol (paclitaxel) is an anti-cancer chemotherapy drug

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Taxol (paclitaxel) side effects

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Nausea and vomiting: Taxol (paclitaxel) is a medication that is used to treat some types of cancers. It works by preventing the growth of rapidly growing cells. The most common side effects of this medication are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle or joint pain, tingling and numbness of the hands or feet, temporary hair loss, anemia, dizziness, fatigue, irritation of the mouth, fever, increased liver enzymes.
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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 23-year-old member asked:

What is Taxol (paclitaxel) typically used for?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Chemotherapy: Taxol (paclitaxel) is a very effective chemotherapeutic drug for the treatment of some forms of breast and ovarian cancer.
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Who should avoid taking taxol (paclitaxel)?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Precautions are...: The known cautions to taking Taxol (paclitaxel) include: - low blood counts - known hypersensitivity to castor oil - pre-existing liver problems - advanced age check with your doctor to see if any of your other medications interact with taxol (paclitaxel).
A 30-year-old member asked:

What exactly is the drug Taxol (paclitaxel) used for?

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Dr. Vinni Juneja
Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
Chemotherapy: Taxol (paclitaxel) is a widely used chemotherapy drug for breast, lung, head/neck, esophageal cancers.

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