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   Paclitaxel

Paclitaxel
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Paclitaxel is used to treat various types of cancer. It is a cancer chemotherapy drug that works by slowing or stopping cancer cell growth.

 
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Paclitaxel

Uses
Paclitaxel is used to treat various types of cancer. It is a cancer chemotherapy drug that works by slowing or stopping cancer cell growth.
Notes
  • Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., complete blood counts) should be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects.
  • Consult your doctor for more details.

Storage
  • Store the unopened vials either at room temperature between 68-77 degrees F (20-25 degrees C) or in the refrigerator.
  • Protect from light.
  • When the vials are refrigerated, the liquid may become cloudy or partly solid.
  • This effect will not harm the medication.
  • If this occurs, let the medication come to room temperature before using until it becomes a clear liquid again.
  • Consult your pharmacist for more details and about the expiration date of the mixed solution.


How To Use
  • Read the Patient Information Leaflet available from your pharmacist before you start using paclitaxel.
  • If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.This medication is given by injection into a vein by a health care professional.
  • It is given on a schedule as directed by your doctor.
  • Health care professionals must follow all the manufacturer's instructions for properly mixing and giving this drug.
  • Before using, check the medication visually for particles or discoloration.
  • If either is present, do not use the solution.
  • If you have any questions about the use of this medication, consult your doctor or pharmacist.Dosage is based on your medical condition, body size, and response to treatment.

Side Effects
  • See also Warning section.Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, mouth sores, muscle/joint pain, numbness/tingling/burning of the hands/feet, flushing, dizziness, or drowsiness may occur.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor promptly.Temporary hair loss may occur.
  • Normal hair growth should return after treatment has ended.This medication may infrequently cause changes to your blood pressure and heart rate.
  • You should be closely monitored for these changes during the infusion of this medication.
  • Tell your doctor promptly if you have increasing dizziness, headache, or a fast/slow/irregular heartbeat.Many people using this medication have serious side effects.
  • However, your doctor has prescribed this drug because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
  • Careful monitoring by your doctor may decrease your risk.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: signs of anemia (e.g., unusual tiredness, pale skin), easy bruising/bleeding, fainting, confusion.This medication may infrequently irritate the vein it is given into or leak out of the vein and irritate the area.
  • These effects may cause redness, pain, swelling, discoloration, or unusual skin reactions at the injection site, either while the drug is given or rarely 7 to 10 days later.
  • If this drug has leaked out of a vein and caused a skin reaction in the past, you may rarely have a skin reaction in that same area when the drug is given again, even when it is given into another area.
  • Tell your doctor immediately of any unusual skin/injection site symptoms.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: pain/redness/swelling/weakness of the arms/legs, calf pain/swelling that is warm to the touch, coughing up blood, persistent nausea/vomiting, stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine, vision/hearing changes, seizures.If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before using paclitaxel, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to polyoxyethylated castor oil; or if you have any other allergies.This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions.
  • Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: a very low white blood cell count.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: blood disorders, decreased bone marrow function, current infections, heart problems (e.g., fast/slow/irregular heartbeat), high or low blood pressure, liver disease.This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy.
  • Use caution while driving, using machinery, or taking part in any other activity that requires alertness.
  • Limit alcoholic beverages.Do not have immunizations/vaccinations without the consent of your doctor, and avoid contact with people who have recently received polio vaccine by mouth or flu vaccine inhaled through the nose.Since this medication can increase your risk of developing serious infections, wash your hands well to prevent the spread of infections.
  • Avoid contact with people who have illnesses that may spread to others (e.g., flu, chickenpox).To lower the chance of getting cut, bruised, or injured, use caution with sharp objects like safety razors and nail cutters, and avoid activities such as contact sports.Caution is advised when using this drug in children because it contains alcohol.
  • Children may be more sensitive to the side effects of alcohol, especially drowsiness and confusion.Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to its side effects, especially the decrease in bone marrow function and numbness/tingling/burning of the hands/feet.Men using this medication should not plan to father a child while receiving treatment.
  • This medication may affect sperm production in men and increase the risk of harm to the unborn baby.
  • Therefore, reliable forms of birth control should be used during treatment and for some time afterwards.
  • Consult your doctor for more details.
  • If your partner becomes pregnant while you are using this medication, tell your doctor immediately.This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
  • It may harm an unborn baby.
  • Consult your doctor for more details and to discuss reliable forms of birth control.
  • It is recommended that men and women use 2 effective forms of birth control (e.g., condoms, birth control pills) while using this medication and for some time afterwards.
  • If you become pregnant or think you may be pregnant, tell your doctor immediately.It is not known if this drug passes into breast milk.
  • Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast- feeding while using this drug is not recommended.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • It is important that you receive each dose of this medication as scheduled.
  • If you miss a dose, contact your doctor to establish a new dosing schedule.

Drug Interactions
  • Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them.
  • Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: other drugs that may decrease bone marrow function (e.g., azathioprine, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole), drugs affecting liver enzymes that remove paclitaxel from your body (such as azole antifungals including ketoconazole, macrolide antibiotics including erythromycin, rifamycins including rifabutin, St.
  • John's wort, certain anti-seizure medicines including phenytoin).Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you also take drugs that cause drowsiness such as: certain antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine), anti-seizure drugs (e.g., carbamazepine), medicine for sleep or anxiety (e.g., alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicines (e.g., chlorpromazine, risperidone, amitriptyline, trazodone).Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products) because they may contain ingredients that may cause drowsiness.
  • Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely.

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