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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
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
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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 exactly does Taxol (paclitaxel) affect?

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Stops cell division.: In order to grow and spread, cancer cells need to divide and make copies of themselves. In order to divide and make copies of itself, the cell must prepare by organizing a kind of internal scaffolding, called microtubules. Taxol (paclitaxel) works by preventing the microtubules from functioning properly. Consequently, the cells can't divide properly and cancer growth is slowed.
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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 34-year-old member asked:

Does Taxol (paclitaxel) stabilize microtubules?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Taxol (paclitaxel): Yes. You can read about this "Insights into the mechanism of microtubule stabilization by Taxol" See: http://www.pnas.org/content/103/27/10166.full
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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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