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A 39-year-old member asked:

What are taxol (paclitaxel) side effects to skin?

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Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 40 years experience
Numerous: According to the package insert, the following are possible side effects of Taxol (paclitaxel) to the skin: 1) yellowing or darkening of the skin 2) severe redness or swelling, severe irritation, a hard lump, or skin changes where the injection was given 3) easy bruising or red pinpoint spots under your skin 4) pale skin 5) temporary hair loss 6) numbness, tingling, or burning 7) nail changes.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

What side effects are associated with Taxol (paclitaxel)?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Taxol (paclitaxel): Taxol (paclitaxel) has many potential side effects. See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/taxol-side-effects.html
A 39-year-old member asked:

Taxol (paclitaxel) side effects

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 25 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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