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Paclitaxel

Paclitaxel Information

Paclitaxel Benefits & Uses

Paclitaxel is used to treat the following -

  1. Breast Cancer Primary
  2. नॉन स्मॉल सेल लंग कैंसर
  3. Lung Cancer
  4. Ovarian Cancer
  5. Vaginal Cancer

Paclitaxel Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Paclitaxel

Paclitaxel

Paclitaxel Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Paclitaxel is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Weakness
  3. Rash
  4. Bleeding Moderate
  5. Anemia Severe
  6. Decreased blood pressure
  7. Flushing
  8. Peripheral Neuropathy
  9. Diarrhoea
  10. Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  11. Edema Moderate
  12. Hair Loss Mild
  13. Infection
  14. Injection Site Allergic Reaction
  15. Fever Mild
  16. Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)

Paclitaxel Related Warnings

Is the use of Paclitaxel safe for pregnant women?

Paclitaxel should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

Severe

Is the use of Paclitaxel safe during breastfeeding?

Paclitaxel may cause serious side effects in breastfeeding women, so do not take this drug without doctor's advice.

Severe

What is the effect of Paclitaxel on the Kidneys?

There are no side effects of Paclitaxel on the kidneys.

Safe

What is the effect of Paclitaxel on the Liver?

There may be an adverse effect on the liver after taking Paclitaxel. If you observe any side effects on your body then stop taking this drug. Take this medicine again only if your doctor advises you to do so.

Moderate

What is the effect of Paclitaxel on the Heart?

Side effects of Paclitaxel rarely affect the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Paclitaxel with Other Drugs

Paclitaxel should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Emtricitabine,Tenofovir,Efavirenz

    Ketoconazole

    Paclitaxel Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Paclitaxel unless your doctor advises you to do so -

    1. Liver Disease
    2. Herpes
    3. Heart Disease
    4. Peripheral Neuropathy
    5. Infections

    Frequently asked Questions about Paclitaxel

    Is this Paclitaxel habit forming or addictive?

    Forming a habit of Paclitaxel has not been reported.

    No

    Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Paclitaxel. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous

    Is it safe?

    Yes, Paclitaxel is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    Paclitaxel is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

    Paclitaxel Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Paclitaxel

    You can take Paclitaxel with food.

    Safe

    Interaction between Alcohol and Paclitaxel

    Taking Paclitaxel with alcohol can have severely harmful effects on your health.

    Severe
    This medicine data has been created by -
    Dr. Md Saadullah
    M.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience
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    Dr. Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    2 Years of Experience
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    References

    1. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 967-969
    2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 865-866
    3. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Taxol® (paclitaxel)
    4. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user;Abraxane® (paclitaxel protein-bound particles)