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There is no known antidote for TAXOL (paclitaxel) overdosage. The primary anticipated complications of overdosage would consist of bone marrow suppression, peripheral neurotoxicity, and mucositis. Overdoses in pediatric patients may be associated with acute ethanol toxicity (see PRECAUTIONS: Pediatric Use).
TAXOL is contraindicated in patients who have a history of hypersensitivity reactions to TAXOL or other drugs formulated in Cremophor® EL (polyoxyethylated castor oil).
TAXOL should not be used in patients with solid tumors who have baseline neutrophil counts of < 1500 cells/mm3 or in patients with AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma with baseline neutrophil counts of < 1000 cells/mm3.
Last reviewed on RxList: 6/13/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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