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What is Taxol (paclitaxel) typically used for?

What is Taxol (paclitaxel) typically used for?

Chemotherapy: Taxol (paclitaxel) is a very effective chemotherapeutic drug for the treatment of some forms of breast and ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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What exactly does Taxol (paclitaxel) affect?

What exactly does Taxol (paclitaxel) affect?

Stops cell division.: In order to grow and spread, cancer cells need to divide and make copies of themselves. In order to divide and make copies of itself, the cell must prepare by organizing a kind of internal scaffolding, called microtubules. Taxol (paclitaxel) works by preventing the microtubules from functioning properly. Consequently, the cells can't divide properly and cancer growth is slowed. ...Read more

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Wife completed 6 weeks of Taxol (paclitaxel) and she is having tingling in toes and fingers. What should we do?

Wife completed 6 weeks of Taxol (paclitaxel) and she is having tingling in toes and fingers. What should we do?

Get a prescription: I have found metanx which is a prescription "medical food" containing l-methylfolate (a suped up folic acid, b6 and b 12) to be very effective at reversing this effect. [sometimes, i take blood work to check vitamn b6, B12 levels before prescribing so not to give too much) highly effective treatment. ...Read more

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What exactly is the drug Taxol (paclitaxel) used for?

What exactly is the drug Taxol (paclitaxel) used for?

Chemotherapy: Taxol (paclitaxel) is a widely used chemotherapy drug for breast, lung, head/neck, esophageal cancers. ...Read more

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Was on Taxol and didn't work now going on doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) is that......Going to help?

Was on Taxol and didn't work now going on doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) is that......Going to help?

Chemotherapy: To start with Taxol or Doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) does not make difference but if you fail Taxol you could get a response with Doxil (liposomal doxorubicin) for sure. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Who should avoid taking taxol (paclitaxel)?

Precautions are...: The known cautions to taking Taxol (paclitaxel) include: - low blood counts - known hypersensitivity to castor oil - pre-existing liver problems - advanced age check with your doctor to see if any of your other medications interact with taxol (paclitaxel). ...Read more

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