"The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved uses of Abraxane (paclitaxel protein-bound particles for injectable suspension, albumin-bound) to treat patients with late-stage (metastatic) pancreatic cancer.
Patients should be informed that the most common adverse reactions for the indication of postoperative nausea and vomiting are pain, headache, fever, abdominal pain and hepatic enzyme increased (see Table 2).
Electrocardiogram changes (QT prolongation) have been reported with the use of KYTRIL. Patients should be cautioned about the use of this drug if they have heart problems or take medications for heart problems.
Patients should be informed that KYTRIL Injection (1 mg/mL) contains benzyl alcohol and may cause serious side effects in newborns. KYTRIL Injection 0.1 mg/mL contains no benzyl alcohol.
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/22/2011
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