- Ibandronate Sodium
- Imatinib Mesylate
- Leucovorin Calcium
- Megestrol Acetate
What is Paclitaxel used for?
Paclitaxel is a cancer medication used to treat various types of cancer such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, lung cancer, and a form of skin cancer such as Kaposi's sarcoma in people with AIDS. This injection drug works by stopping the multiplication of cancer cells. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Paclitaxel?
The dosage of Paclitaxel injection prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
What if you miss a dose of Paclitaxel?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to receive Paclitaxel injection in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, call your doctor as soon as possible.
What if you overdose on Paclitaxel?
Any medication received in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Paclitaxel, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Paclitaxel?
- St John's wort
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Paclitaxel.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Paclitaxel, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Paclitaxel can interact with other anticancer medications.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Paclitaxel?
Like other medicines, Paclitaxel can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Paclitaxel are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Paclitaxel cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Paclitaxel develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Paclitaxel can cause side effects such as mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, joint pain, hair loss, and redness. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are receiving Paclitaxel.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Paclitaxel?
Is it possible for me to receive Paclitaxel with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I receive Paclitaxel?
What are the possible drug interactions of Paclitaxel?
How will Paclitaxel work in my body?
How to reduce the risk of Paclitaxel drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Paclitaxel is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.