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Finished my last Taxol (paclitaxel) chemotherapy last week, having a side effect of my fingers swelling, swelling hurts, what can I do to stop the pain & swelling?

Finished my last Taxol (paclitaxel) chemotherapy last week, having a side effect of my fingers swelling, swelling hurts, what can I do to stop the pain & swelling?

Hand swelling and pain: This is most likely side effect of Taxol (paclitaxel). Some side effects of taxol (paclitaxel) are neuropathy which is damaging of the nerve fibers joint pains and sometimes swelling of extremities. Most of this side effects get better after stopping the treatment but the neuropathy sometimes persists and requires lifelong medications. Follow up with your oncologist and discuss this problem.

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Would your bones start to ache when using taxol (paclitaxel)? Is that a normal side effect?

Would your bones start to ache when using taxol (paclitaxel)? Is that a normal side effect?

Yes, for some: Yes, in some patients, Taxol (paclitaxel) can cause bone pain. Sometimes it can be the turnover of the bone marrow from the chemo or from growth factors if you are receiving those (like Neupogen). It can typically be managed with medication which you can discuss with your doctor.

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For how long does leg pain from Taxol (paclitaxel) last?

2-3 days: It typically starts on day 3 and lasts for 2 or 3 days. Usually lasts for 3 days. Hope this helps.

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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

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What are the different side effects of Abraxane and Taxol (paclitaxel)?

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.

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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).

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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.

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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., .

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My friend gets carboplatin and Taxol (paclitaxel) combined and longterm - are there side effects to this?

My friend gets carboplatin and Taxol (paclitaxel) combined and longterm - are there side effects to this?

Carbo/taxol: It is a very common regimen for cancer for multiple type of cancers. Read this for more info: carboplatin- http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a695017.Html paclitaxel: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a607070.Html.

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Question about the side effects from paraplatin (carboplatin) and Taxol together?

Carbo/taxol info: Paraplatin (carboplatin) http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a695017.Html paclitaxel (taxol) http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a607070.Html.

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What are side effects of low dose taxol with herceptin every week for 12 weeks I have stage 4 kidney disease and am concerned?

What are side effects of low dose taxol with herceptin every week for 12 weeks I have stage 4 kidney disease and am concerned?

Yes, but...: Has your stage-4 kidney disease occurred before or after Herceptin with low dose of taxol? Herceptin is known to have significant adverse effects on to the kidneys and Taxol is not. So, it is good idea to ask your treating doctor for the specific profile possibly fitting you since s/he knows more about you than anyone online and will monitor your kidney function while receiving Herceptin. Best....

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How long do the side effect of z pack last?

How long do the side effect of z pack last?

? Side Effects: After your last dose on day 5, it will take about 2.8 days for half of the medicine to be cleared out of your blood stream. After 14 days from day 5, the med will be cleared out. As for side effects, it will depend on the rate of clearance of the medication.

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How long can side effect last from westhroid hypothyroid medication?

How long can side effect last from westhroid hypothyroid medication?

Days to 1-2 weeks: Westhroid contains both T3 (liothyronine) and t4. T4 lasts longer, so if your side effects come from T4 it may takes 1-2 weeks. If you have taken an excessive dose of westhroid it may take longer for your body to clear it.

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How long does the side effect of coughing last after I stop taking Coreg (carvedilol)?

How long does the side effect of coughing last after I stop taking Coreg (carvedilol)?

Few days: This should get better within a few days, but it may take upto a couple of weeks. If not better, should consider other causes of cough, such as other drugs, reflux, allergies, etc.

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I am diabetic for last 5 years. I take only insulin (Novomix 30) to control it. Does insulin has any long term side effect?

I am diabetic for last 5 years. I take only insulin (Novomix 30) to control it. Does insulin has any long term side effect?

Safe long term: Insulin is safe to use long term. One caution Is to make you you are taking the correct amount as too much can make the blood glucose go dangerously low.

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I have pink dots on my skin. Can it be a side effect of medicines or something like leukemia? Andhow long will last? They are tiny.

I have pink dots on my skin. Can it be a side effect of medicines or something like leukemia? Andhow long will last? They are tiny.

See your doctor: It could be nothing, but please see your doctor to be sure. It is very difficult to evaluate this condition over email/internet.