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Doctor insights on: Allergic Reactions For Taxol Or Taxoter

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Is Abraxane or Taxol (paclitaxel) better for neuropathy?

Is Abraxane or Taxol (paclitaxel) better for neuropathy?

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

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What are common adverse reactions of taxol (paclitaxel)?

What are common adverse reactions of taxol (paclitaxel)?

Multiple, see below.: The most common adverse reactions are low blood counts, irritation of your nerve endings, nausea, vomiting, muscle & joint aches, diarrhea, irritation of your oral cavity, fever, swelling, and abnormalities of your liver function tests. See your doctor if you have any of these symptoms to see if your dose needs to be modified. ...Read more

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What are the common reactions to clobetasol proprionate that determines an allergic reaction or side effect to the drug?

What are the common reactions to clobetasol proprionate that determines an allergic reaction or side effect to the drug?

Clobetasol: This is a steroid usually used to treat skin inflammation. You could have skin thinning or sometimes redness from localized irritation. Should that happen, stop it and seek medical care. ...Read more

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Why are doctors recommending Zantac (ranitidine) for an allergic reaction or hives?

Why are doctors recommending Zantac (ranitidine) for an allergic reaction or hives?

Good question: Hives (or urticaria) represent a sensitivity to something dilating the small vessels under the skin, causing a raised pink lesion; if u press on it, it will blanch, let it go it pinks up again. Many causes: foods, chemicals, perfumes, very often stress. Stress can increase acid formation in stomach, Zantac (ranitidine) reduces it. Over 50% of time, one can't find cause. I treat initially c antihistamines. ...Read more

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Does the ER give steroid shots like decadron, (dexamethasone) solu-medrol for allergic reactions and rashes?

Does the ER give steroid shots like decadron, (dexamethasone) solu-medrol for allergic reactions and rashes?

Yes: Emergency departments can treat this; you would be better off by going to a primary care physician and establishing a relationship for long-term care. ...Read more

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Is it possible for topical hemostatic agents cause any allergic reaction?

Is it possible for topical hemostatic agents cause any allergic reaction?

Yes: Any topical substance can potentially cause an allergic reaction. This is commonly known as contact dermatitis. If the reaction occurs after repeated exposure, it is most likely allergic. If it occurs on the very first exposure, it is probably an irritant reaction (irritant contact dermatitis). ...Read more

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Which is the better cytotoxic drug (adriamycin (doxorubicin) or ifosfamide) for synovial sarcoma?

Which is the better cytotoxic drug (adriamycin (doxorubicin) or ifosfamide) for synovial sarcoma?

Chemotherapy for SS: I would potentially seek out an opinion from the mayo clinic oncology department who are not very far north of you. I can help set that up for you. Please contact me at David.stockman@orthopath.com ...Read more

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Which is the better cytotoxic drug for synovial sarcome ---adriamycin or ifosfamide?

Given together: This is an uncommon tumor. If chemotherapy is used these drugs are often give together. It would be difficult to really say that one is clearly better. ...Read more

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What are common adverse reactions of herceptin (trastuzumab)?

What are common adverse reactions of herceptin (trastuzumab)?

Various: There are many common adverse reactions to herceptin (trastuzumab). These include pain fevers, chills, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, fatigue, cough, trouble breathing, rash, infections, lack of appetite, swelling, and changes in your blood counts. Additionally, Herceptin (trastuzumab) is sometimes combined with other medications which can cause a different set of adverse reactions. ...Read more

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Can gemcitabine be substituted for taxotere (docetaxel)?

Can gemcitabine be substituted for taxotere (docetaxel)?

Gem for taxotere (docetaxel): Short answer is no. It cannot be substituted. Now depending upon the underlying cancer whether lung, breast, pancreatic or any other primary solid tumor, one can use taxol, Abraxane or Navelbine (vinorelbine) (they are taxanes like taxotere). If we want to move to a different agent altogether, then Gemzar or a no of other drugs would be available depending upon what the primary tumor is. ...Read more

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Is it possible for cisplatin to carry out alkylating reactions?

Is it possible for cisplatin to carry out alkylating reactions?

No: The Friedel–Crafts reactions are a set of reactions developed to attach substituents to an aromatic ring. There are two types of reactions: alkylation reactions and acylation reactions. Both proceed by electrophilic aromatic substitutions. When GM use platinum in catalytic converters they found the metal attaching to DNA in bacterial cell cultures, and then determined it attaches to tumor DNA. ...Read more

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Husband is being put on carboplatin/arbraxane for 3b squamous nsclc, after taxol (paclitaxel) reaction. Concurrent radation therapy. Is this an effective plan?

Husband is being put on carboplatin/arbraxane for 3b squamous nsclc, after taxol (paclitaxel) reaction.  Concurrent radation therapy.  Is this an effective plan?

Yes it is!: This is the current recommended chemotherapy(along with concurrent radiotherapy) treatment plan. Hopefully it should work well. But it will take 6-8 weeks to see the full benefit. ...Read more

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Help please! is epipen (epinephrine) jr auto injectors used for all allergic reactions or just emergency reactions?

Help please! is epipen (epinephrine) jr auto injectors used for all allergic reactions or just emergency reactions?

Limited use: The value of an Epipen (epinephrine) is its ability to help block a tragic evolving allergic reaction and provide time for a person to reach urgent followup care.It's effect is relatively short (hour or so).If you simply break out in hives as a food reaction, it could help some, but since the food will be processed in your body for days, a longer agent like Diphenhydramine or citirazine would be more benificial. ...Read more

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How long until i see the effects of prednisone for an allergic reaction to cephalexin , severe rash?

How long until i see the effects of prednisone for an allergic reaction to cephalexin , severe rash?

A few days: You should start seeing improvement hopefully within a few days. Using a topical steroid cream with the oral steroid can also help quicken recovery. If it is not improving, let your physician know. ...Read more

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"is ketamine injections safe to take for pain? Any serious drug interactions or allergic reactions?"

"is ketamine injections safe to take for pain? Any serious drug interactions or allergic reactions?"

Depends: Ketamine has a number of uses. Its most common is as an intravenous analgesic. It is almost never used by itself because may cause hallucinations, nightmares and dysphoric reactions. It also increases blood pressure, causes nausea and has other side effects. ...Read more

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