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).
Nausea and vomiting. Taxol (paclitaxel) is a medication that is used to treat some types of cancers. It works by preventing the growth of rapidly growing cells. The most common side effects of this medication are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle or joint pain, tingling and numbness of the hands or feet, temporary hair loss, anemia, dizziness, fatigue, irritation of the mouth, fever, increased liver enzymes.

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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...

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. Read more...

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. Read more...

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...

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. . Read more...

Nsclc kras wild adeno iv. Seems Taxol (paclitaxel) + carboplatin (+erbitux) weekly instead of 3 weekly has min side efex. So why recommend every three weeks?

Clinical trials . Most physicians use 3 week Carboplatin and paclitaxol therapy for adenocarcinoma nsclc. This is mostly due to clinical trial data supporting the every 3 week regimens. Neuropathy is typically greater with weekly treatments. I usually will use Erbitux in combination with Cisplatin Navelbine (vinorelbine) based on clinical studies. Ask your physician because chemo choices are sometimes related to comorbid disease. Read more...
Alternative. Differen protocol. Talk to your oncologist, he is the only one that can advise. Read more...