Paclitaxel is a cancer chemotherapy medicine used to treat various cancers such as ovarian cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, cervical cancer, kaposi's sarcoma etc. Paclitaxel is infused in the body through a vein. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancerous cells.
It should only be given by a health care professional.
It should only be given by a healthcare professional.
Blood cells should be monitored closely.
Do not double the dose.
In case of any allergic reaction consult your doctor immediately.
Do not drink alcohol or smoke while taking this medicine.
Cervical cancer and other cancers
It is indicated for treating various cancers such as breast, ovarian, lung, bladder, prostate, esophageal, as well as kaposi's sarcoma (cancer of skin or mucous membranes).
Patients using this medication may at times experience myelosuppression. If you experience this for a long period of time, consult your doctor immediately.
Please consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Consult your doctor before using this medication when breastfeeding.
Driving should be avoided while taking Paclitaxel.
Patients with impaired liver function should consult their doctor before using Paclitaxel.
Patients with impair red renal (kidney) function should consult their doctor before using Paclitaxel.
Consumption of alcohol should be avoided while taking Paclitaxel.
Before taking Paclitaxe give your doctor the detailed medical history including any known allergies.
Inform your doctor about any medications that you take.
Older patients should use Paclitaxel only upon doctor’s consultation as it may cause some serious side effects in them.
Immediately consult your doctor if you experience any allergic reaction.
Patients with impaired liver and kidney function should consult their doctor before taking Paclitaxel.
Paclitaxel is contraindicated in patients with anaemia (a condition with lack of healthy blood cells), low blood pressure, low platelets, low white blood cells, high bilirubin, abnormal liver function tests, peripheral neuropathy (nerve pain in arms and legs), impaired liver, in pregnant and lactating females, and in those who are allergic to it or any medicine of this class.
How long does it take for Paclitaxel to work?
It takes about an hour for this medicine to reach its peak effect.
How long does the effect of Paclitaxel last?
Effect of Paclitaxel lasts for about 27 hours.
Does Paclitaxel make you feel dizzy?
Yes, it may make you feel sleepy or dizzy.
Is Paclitaxel a habit forming medicine?
No, it is not a habit forming medicine.
For how long should I take Paclitaxel?
Consult your doctor for the dose and duration of Paclitaxel.
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