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Taxol Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is paclitaxel (Taxol)?
- What are the possible side effects of paclitaxel (Taxol)?
- What is the most important information I should know about paclitaxel (Taxol)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving paclitaxel (Taxol)?
- How is paclitaxel given (Taxol)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Taxol)?
- What happens if I overdose (Taxol)?
- What should I avoid while using paclitaxel (Taxol)?
- What other drugs will affect paclitaxel (Taxol)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Taxol)?
Call your doctor for instructions if you miss an appointment for your paclitaxel injection.
What happens if I overdose (Taxol)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while using paclitaxel (Taxol)?
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of paclitaxel.
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
Do not receive a "live" vaccine while using paclitaxel. The vaccine may not work as well during this time, and may not fully protect you from disease. Live vaccines include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), oral polio, rotavirus, smallpox, typhoid, yellow fever, varicella (chickenpox), H1N1 influenza, and nasal flu vaccine.
What other drugs will affect paclitaxel (Taxol)?
There are many other medicines that can interact with paclitaxel. Tell your doctor about all other chemotherapy treatments you are receiving, and about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about paclitaxel.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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