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A C Chemo Vs Taxol Side Effects
Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide): Please read this: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682080.Html if any concern, please see and discuss with your oncologist. ...Read more
The drug is taxotere (docetaxel) and cyclophosphamide used in chemo due to early stage of invasive lobular carcinoma does side effect cause insomia , depression?
Chemo and cancer: Dealing with cancer and its treatment is not something easy to do in many cases. Not only it is affecting your physical condition, emotionally, you can also develop anxiety, depressed mood, depression etc through out the battle. The chemo themselves do not give you insomnia. However, steroids are given prior to chemo, and this can cause insomnia. Depression/anxiety cause insomnia too. ...Read more
Reduce toxicity with: Fortunately I have not had to use it personally but some of my patients have.Doxorubicin can cause nausea, vomiting, low white blood cell count & hair loss, but the most serious side effect is serious heart failure.There is evidence that taking vit c, e, b2, coq10, carnitine and melatonin can protect against cardiotoxicity while enhancing effectiveness! i strongly advise taking these. See comment:. ...Read more
Maybe: Cisplatin - like any other chemotherapy drug has potential side effects. The most common is nausea but you can take anti nausea medication. It may cause hair loss and decrease in white blood cell counts. Kidney function should be monitored and IV fluids given. Some long term effects is neuropathy (numbness fingers) and hearing loss but these tend to be due to cumulative dose. ...Read more
Not really: Abraxane is a derivative of Taxol. It is employed after recurrent or metastatic pancreas cancers have failed Gemzar (gemcitabine) adding about 8 wks to the overall survival in these patients. The drug,protein-bound paclitaxel is an injectable formulation of paclitaxel, It has almost the same extent of neuropathy. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
See Taxol (paclitaxel): Karlitaxel is Paclitaxel (better known under the trademark taxol), made by an indian company, used to treat cancer patients. Side effects include nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, change in taste, thinned or brittle hair, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, changes in the color of the nails and tingling. More serious side effects such as unusual bleeding, shortness of breath, exhaustion. ...Read more
Husband is being put on carboplatin/arbraxane for 3b squamous nsclc, after taxol (paclitaxel) reaction. Concurrent radation therapy. Is this an effective plan?
Variable: Common side effects include low blood counts, skin rash, mild nausea, mild diarrhea, fatigue, mouth sores, increased blood pressure, lowered thyroid function; these can be closely monitored and dose changes of sunitinib can help reducing side effects. Less common side effects include liver damage and heart issues. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What are typical side effects of liver cancer chemo therapy consisting of Gemcitabine + Oxaliplatin ( GEMOX) ?
Modest side effects: Gemcitabine is a well tolerated chemo drug. It can cause some decrease in blood counts, so monitor your CBC periodically(something your oncologist will discuss and do it for you). Oxaliplatin has some additional side Effects like nausea and neuropathy, yet these are manageable by any good oncologist. So I would advice you to proceed with chemo and wait to worry if you have any side effects. ...Read more
What long term side affects or damage should I expect from taxotere, cytoxen. Neulasta (pegfilgrastim)?
Some: Taxoter: peripheral neuropathy. Cytoxan: hemorrhagic cystitis. Alos about 1% risk of secondary leukemias. Neulasta: no one knows. Generally speaking it depends on what are you treating and what are the alternatives. These two agents are crucial in the treatment of early breast cancer and are given before or after surgery as part of a regimen called ac-t. ...Read more
Ifosfamide toxicity: The main side effects are alopecia, leukopenia(decline in white blood cells), blood in urine, which is related to a metabolite of the prodrug.Mesna is typically infused along with Ifosfamide to help neutralize the metabolite. Nausea and neuro toxicities round out the rest of the side-effects. ...Read more
Usually not: In general, once you have finished your treatment with pegasys, (peginterferon alfa 2a) side effects/symptoms that you were having during treatment slowly disappear, but can take up to 6 months and in some instances 1 year although rare. It can result in autoimmune disorders, although this is also rare. I would discuss your concerns with your treating physician for other rare long term side effects. ...Read more
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