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What is the difference between Taxol and taxotere (docetaxel)?

What is the difference between Taxol and taxotere (docetaxel)?

Slightly different: Taxal is paclitaxel, toxotere is docetaxel classified as plant alkaloids, have similar properties, commonly used in breast cancer, small cell lung cancer, met prostate cancer ge junction gastric cancers. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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What's the difference between taxol. Taxotere (docetaxel)?

What's the difference between taxol. Taxotere (docetaxel)?

Same class, diff drug: Both Taxol (paclitaxel) and taxotere (docetaxel) (docetaxol) are of the class of cytotoxic chemotherapy drugs known as taxanes. They are different chemicals with different pharmacokinetics and side effect profiles but tend to be used in the same disease areas. There is much debate as to whether one or the other is "better" or "more effective" in a certain disease. ...Read more

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What is the difference between 21 dayys cycle &dosage dense regim in carboplatin/taxol?

Chemo: Dose-dense chemo given every 14 days instead 21. You should discuss with the doctor the reasons for offering it, could be a few. ...Read more

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What is the difference between gemzar (gemcitabine) & taxol? I have three stage 4 cancers.

What is the difference between gemzar (gemcitabine) & taxol? I have three stage 4 cancers.

Side effects vary: Gemzar (gemcitabine) is generally well tolerated given weekly 2 out of 3 or 3 out of 4 weeks per cycle. Usually does not cause hair loss or neuropathy. Taxol can be given weekly or every 3 weeks and with risk of reactions during infusion (steroid premedication needed), some hair loss and significant neuropathy. ...Read more

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Want to stay on herceptin (trastuzumab) and switch from Taxol to gemzar. What is the difference?

Want to stay on herceptin (trastuzumab) and switch from Taxol to gemzar. What is the difference?

Less neuropathy: Unlike taxol, (paclitaxel) gemcitabine does not cause neuropathy. It can cause low platelets. It can also cause fluid retention. Also it is usually given 2 weeks on and 1 week off. Unlike Taxol (paclitaxel) which typically is given weekly. That is about it in regards to the difference. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Taxol (paclitaxel) side effects

Taxol (paclitaxel) side effects

Many: The most common side effects are hair loss, lowered blood counts, neuropathy, leg pain, mouth sores, and severe allergic reaction due to the solvent used to dilute Taxol (paclitaxel) (called cremophor). ...Read more

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Taxotere (docetaxel) side effects?

Taxotere (docetaxel) side effects?

Taxotere (docetaxel): It may cause nausea, vomiting, hair loss, rash weakness, nail changes, joint pains, supression to bone marrow - anemia, decreased white blood cells, low platelet, numbness, tingling, infection etc.
Read more here : http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a696031.Html. ...Read more

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Can Taxol (paclitaxel) treat pneumonitis?

Can Taxol (paclitaxel) treat pneumonitis?

No: Taxol (paclitaxel) is a chemotherapeutic agent used to treat malignant, metastatic disease. Pneumonitis is an inflammatory process that needs antibiotics to bring the disease under control. One of the complications of chemo like Taxol (paclitaxel) is suppressing the immune system. As such reports appear that pneumonitis following the use of Taxol (paclitaxel) as in breast cancer occurs following the use of this agent. ...Read more

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How is chemo drug - docetaxel (taxotere)?

How is chemo drug - docetaxel (taxotere)?

?: Sorry but your question makes no sense. What do you want to know about docetaxel? ...Read more

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Is there a chemo alternative to docetaxel?

Is there a chemo alternative to docetaxel?

There may be: It depends on the type of cancer it is being used for. If it is for breast or lung cancer, yes there is a similar drug called Paclitaxel which can replace it in most cases. Discuss this option with your doctor. Another new drug is called nab-paclitaxel which is the best drug among the 3 of them. ...Read more

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Is neulasta (pegfilgrastim) needed with weekly taxol?

Is neulasta (pegfilgrastim) needed with weekly taxol?

No!: Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) is a long-acting injection that increases your white blood cells. It should only be given during a two or three week window when you're not receiving chemotherapy. If you're receiving Taxol every week, you should not receive neulasta (pegfilgrastim). If you do, the Taxol can kill the dividing white blood cells, and harm your bone marrow stem cells. It is not fda-approved to give during weekly chemo! ...Read more

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What is the role of Taxol (paclitaxel) in chemotherapy?

What is the role of Taxol (paclitaxel) in chemotherapy?

Kills cancer cells!: Taxol (paclitaxel) works by preventing cancer cells from reproducing themselves. In the picture you can see green "microtubules" that are pulling a cancer cell apart into two daughter cells. Taxol blocks microtubules, preventing them from being able to pull the cancer cell into two daughter cells. The cancer cell gets stuck trying to divide, and it dies. Taxol works for many cancer types. ...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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Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) with weekly taxol, is this okay?

Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) with weekly taxol, is this okay?

No!: Neulasta (pegfilgrastim) is a long-acting injection that increases your white blood cells. It should only be given during a two or three week window when you're not receiving chemotherapy. If you're receiving Taxol every week, you should not receive neulasta (pegfilgrastim). If you do, the Taxol can kill the dividing white blood cells, and harm your bone marrow stem cells. It is not fda-approved to give during weekly chemo! ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Taxol (paclitaxel)?

Taxol (paclitaxel): Taxol (paclitaxel) has many potential side effects. See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/taxol-side-effects. Html ...Read more

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What information is on the Taxol (paclitaxel) package insert?

Taxol (paclitaxel) Label info:: See: http://www. Accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2011/020262s049lbl. Pdf

Get a more detailed answer ›
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What are the most severe side effects of taxotere (docetaxel)?

Taxotere (docetaxel): Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a696031.html

if any concern, see and discuss with your md in detail. ...Read more

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What can you do to help with pain caused by taxol (paclitaxel)?

Medication: Taxol pain is usually though of a pain due to damage of the nerves (tingling/numbness/burning/electrical) also called neuropathic pain. Medications such as Lyrica (pregabalin) and Gabapentin have been shown to be of benefit. Narcotic medications may help somewhat but historically have been considered of little benefit. Speak with your physician. ...Read more

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On taxotere (docetaxel). I am looking for an online support group?

On taxotere (docetaxel). I am looking for an online support group?

Yes but. .: There are no support groups for this one agent alone. There are many support groups for cancer treatment in general, usually disease specific like breast cancer, or ovarian cancer, etc. These can be found on line easily or you can contact gilda's club or the american cancer society for the internet access for help. ...Read more

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Anyone else having a really rough time while on docetaxel chemotherepy?

Anyone else having a really rough time while on docetaxel chemotherepy?

You are not alone: Docetaxel sometimes is not very easy to tolerate. It also will depend on the dose used, your line of treatment, other medical problems, your age, previous history of chemo/radiation and episodes of very low white blood cells etc. If you experience any / significant side effects- please always tell and discuss with your
oncologist. Link: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a696031.Html. ...Read more

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Can Taxol (paclitaxel) cause diarrhea?

Can Taxol (paclitaxel) cause diarrhea?

Yes, it can: Diarrhea is one of the common side effects of paclitaxel. While common, it’s recommended that you contact your healthcare team if you have more than 4 - 6 episodes in a 24 hour period (unless your healthcare team gave you different instructions). ...Read more

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How does Taxol (paclitaxel) treat cancer?

How does Taxol (paclitaxel) treat cancer?

Inhibits division: Taxol (paclitaxel) is a chemotherapy drug that inhibits microtubules. This ends up inhibiting cell replication thereby making it difficult for cancer cells to continue dividing. ...Read more

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How can Taxol (paclitaxel) against the cancer?

How can Taxol (paclitaxel) against the cancer?

Unclear question: Please tell us in more detail: what do you want to know about taxol (paclitaxel)? It is a chemotherapy drug which is very useful in treating several different cancers. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on carboplatin/taxol?

Chemotherapy: Used for many malignancies, such as lung, ovary, breast, bladder. Side effects include nausea, hair loss, numbness and tingling of fingers and toes, low blood counts-white cells, red cells and platelets. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are Taxol (paclitaxel) side effects to skin?

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. ...Read more

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Unpleasant side effects from paraplatin (carboplatin) and taxol?

Carbo / taxol (paclitaxel): Please open these links for answers:

carboplatin
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a695017.Html
paclitaxel
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a607070.Html

if any concern, see and discuss in detail with your oncologist., . ...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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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

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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