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   Paclitaxel-Inj

Paclitaxel-Inj



Paclitaxel is used to treat various types of cancer.

ALTERNATE NAMES

Taxol, Onxol
 
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Paclitaxel-Inj
Taxol, Onxol

Uses
Paclitaxel is used to treat various types of cancer.


Storage
  • Store original vials in the refrigerator.
  • The infusion solution can be stored at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C).
  • Check the expiration date and discard any unused medication after that time.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include tingling of the hands or feet; severe mouth sores, or trouble breathing.

How To Use
  • Paclitaxel is given by continuous infusion into a vein over 24 hours.
  • This is usually given once every three weeks, but the dose may be adjusted based on your progress.
  • It is usually administered in a hospital setting where you can be monitored closely.
  • Medication to prevent side effects is usually given before you receive paclitaxel.

Side Effects
  • Nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, muscle aches, joint pain, diarrhea, mouth sores and reversible hair loss may occur.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor promptly.
  • Notify your doctor promptly if you develop: chest pain, abnormal heartbeat, breathing trouble, fever, unusual bruising or bleeding, tingling of the hands or feet.
  • An allergic reaction to Paclitaxel is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: heart disease, liver disease, bone marrow disorders, infections, any allergies you may have.
  • Because Paclitaxel can lower your body s ability to fight an infection, avoid touching your eyes or inside your nose without first washing your hands.
  • Use caution with sharp objects like safety razors or nail cutters and avoid activities such as contact sports in order to lower the chance of getting cut, bruised or injured.
  • Do not have immunizations/vaccinations without consent of your doctor, and avoid contact with people who have recently received oral polio vaccine.
  • Caution is advised when using Paclitaxel in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to the effects of Paclitaxel, especially the effects on the bone marrow (myelosuppression).
  • Paclitaxel is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
  • Consult your doctor before using Paclitaxel.
  • It is not known if paclitaxel passes into breast milk.
  • Breast- feeding is usually stopped while using anticancer drugs.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • Discuss the dosing schedule with your doctor.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription medications you may use, especially of: ketoconazole, all anti-cancer medications, St John s wort.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for Paclitaxel-Inj
Overall:4 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 48
Location: india
Time Taken: 5 months

Reason: Suffering from metastassis Breast Cancer to lungs Date: 10 March 2008
Side Effects
hair loss, increasing fat

Additional Thoughts
taking weekly since 03.10.2007

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