Paclitaxel

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What Are The Uses Of Paclitaxel?

Paclitaxel, an anticancerous agent, is used in the treatment of following conditions:

  • Cancers such as breast / lung / prostate gland / bladder / oesophageal / melanoma
  • Kaposi’s sarcoma

What Are The Side Effects Of Paclitaxel?

The most common side effects of Paclitaxel  are:

  • Nausea / vomiting / dizziness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Mouth sores
  • Muscle pain / numbness
  • Burning of hands and feet
  • Flushing
  • Drowsiness
  • Temporary loss of hair

Sometimes severe side effects such as

Changes in blood pressure and heart rate

  • Anaemia
  • Easy bleeding
  • Fainting/weakness
  • Coughing up blood may also be observed.

Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.

What Are The Contraindications Of Paclitaxel?

Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Hyper sensitivity towards the drug paclitaxel or any other allergies.
  • Blood disorders
  • Cardiac problems
  • Decrease of bone marrow efficiency
  • Hepatic complications
  • Blood pressure

What Are The Uses Of Paclitaxel?

Paclitaxel, an anticancerous agent, is used in the treatment of following conditions:

  • Cancers such as breast / lung / prostate gland / bladder / oesophageal / melanoma
  • Kaposi’s sarcoma

What Are The Side Effects Of Paclitaxel?

The most common side effects of Paclitaxel  are:

  • Nausea / vomiting / dizziness
  • Diarrhoea
  • Mouth sores
  • Muscle pain / numbness
  • Burning of hands and feet
  • Flushing
  • Drowsiness
  • Temporary loss of hair

Sometimes severe side effects such as

Changes in blood pressure and heart rate

  • Anaemia
  • Easy bleeding
  • Fainting/weakness
  • Coughing up blood may also be observed.

Please consult a physician if the symptoms are persistent.

What Are The Contraindications Of Paclitaxel?

Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

  • Hyper sensitivity towards the drug paclitaxel or any other allergies.
  • Blood disorders
  • Cardiac problems
  • Decrease of bone marrow efficiency
  • Hepatic complications
  • Blood pressure