What is Paclitax (Paclitaxel) used for?
Paclitaxel is a chemotherapy drug used in the treatment for many different types of cancer. Paclitaxel works by stopping cancer cells from separating into two new cells. This blocks the growth of the cancer.
How should I use Paclitax (Paclitaxel)?
Paclitaxel is administered as a drip into your bloodstream (intravenously). Each treatment takes either 1 hour, 3 hours or 24 hours. It is usually part of a chemotherapy cycle, and may be used alone or alongside other drugs. Paclitax is usually given every one to three weeks.
What are the side effects of Paclitax (Paclitaxel)?
The most common side effects of Paclitaxel are:
Rare side effects you may experience include:
Tell your doctor if you exerience any of these side effects and they become more sever or do not go away over time.
Tell your doctor all prescription and over-the-counter medicines you are taking. These may interfere with Paclitax (Paclitaxel).
Paclitax (Paclitaxel) may cause loss of fertility. Make sure you discuss with your doctor before treatment if you plan to have children in the future.
It is unknown if Paclitax (Paclitaxel) effects unborn babies during pregnancy, but the drug can be excreted through breast milk. Make sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Do not have any immunizations containing live vaccines if during treatment or for 12 months following treatment. Also avoid others who have had vaccinations as much as possible.