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Uses of Paclitaxel

Paclitaxel is used to treat breast cancer in certain patients. It is also used along with carboplatin to treat non-small cell lung cancer in certain patients. It is also used along with gemcitabine to treat cancer of the pancreas. It may also be used for other types of cancer as determined by your doctor.

Paclitaxel is a chemotherapy medicine. It works by slowing or stopping cancer cells from dividing and growing, so they eventually die.

Do not use paclitaxel:

   If you are allergic to any ingredient in paclitaxel

   If you have extremely low white blood cell counts (eg, extremely low neutrophil counts)

   if you have taken or will be taking palifermin within 24 hours before or after using paclitaxel

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using paclitaxel:

Some medical conditions may interact with paclitaxel. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

    if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.

    if you are able to become pregnant.

    if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement.

    if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances (including albumin).

    if you have a bacterial or viral infection, or HIV infection.

    if you have a history of a heart attack or other heart problems (eg, irregular heartbeat), liver or kidney problems, bone marrow problems, or blood problems (eg, low blood platelet or white blood cell counts).

if you are undergoing radiation therapy.

Medicines Interacts: 

Some medicines may interact with paclitaxel. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

    Palifermin because if mouth or tongue sores develop, they may be more severe or last longer

    Azole antifungals (eg, itraconazole, ketoconazole), benzodiazepines (eg, midazolam, triazolam), buspirone, cimetidine, cisplatin, eletriptan, felodipine, fluoxetine, gemfibrozil, HIV protease inhibitors (eg, indinavir, ritonavir), HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (eg, lovastatin, simvastatin), macrolide antibiotics (eg, clarithromycin, erythromycin), nefazodone, repaglinide, rosiglitazone, sildenafil, or telithromycin because they may increase the risk of paclitaxel's side effects.

    Carbamazepine, efavirenz, nevirapine, phenytoin, or rifampin because they may decrease paclitaxel's effectiveness.

    Doxorubicin because the risk of its side effects may be increased by paclitaxel

Common side effects include: 

hair loss, muscle and joint pains, and diarrhea, among others. It results in a greater risk of infections that can potentially be serious. Use during pregnancy often results in problems in the infant. But these side effects are almost always reversible and will go away after treatment is complete.

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