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Review: Taxol and Benadryl

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Taxol and Benadryl. It is created by eHealthMe based on 3,098 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 3, 2014: 3,098 people who reported to have interactions when taking Taxol, Benadryl are studied

Trend of Taxol, Benadryl's drug interactions, side effects and effectiveness reports (6026391)

Drug combinations in study:
- Taxol (paclitaxel)
- Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Taxol, Benadryl:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)1,165
Pyrexia (fever)825
Vomiting737
Anxiety726
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)688
Hypersensitivity Nos679
Anaemia (lack of blood)594
Pain513
Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw)470
Back Pain459

Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Taxol, Benadryl:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
InteractionNumber of reports
Renal Neoplasm (kidney tumour)10
Arthralgia (joint pain)9
Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)8
Bone Pain6
Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)6
Transient Ischaemic Attack (a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by ischemia (loss of blood flow))6
Lupus-like Syndrome (a disease symptom matches with lupus an immune disease)6
Renal Pain (kidney pain)6
Gastrointestinal Disorder (functional problems of gastrointestinal tract)6
Headache (pain in head)4

How effective are the drugs:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Taxol0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%
Benadryl0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Premedication
  2. Breast cancer
  3. Non-small cell lung cancer
  4. Ovarian cancer
  5. Breast cancer metastatic

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Decadron
  2. Carboplatin
  3. Dexamethasone
  4. Zofran
  5. Diphenhydramine hcl

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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On eHealthMe, Taxol (paclitaxel) is often used to treat breast cancer. Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride) is often used to treat allergies. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Tceleste on Nov, 25, 2011:

    I became very agitated on taxol and carboplatin. I also take Ativan rarely. I take zofran, claritin and Neulasta. I take Mobic (meloxicam) and percocet for pain. I have continuously moved even when I am so tired I can barely chew. It is not a seizure type movement. I am either cleaning, organizing or planning to clean and organize. I feel as though I have been given a nesting hormone, when in fact all estrogen has been taken from me and I had both ovaries and my complete omentum removed. My son commented on me as well as several friends. The thing I think about is that for at least 2 and a half years I was very sick. By the time I was diagnosed I was already Stage IIIb. I feel like my old normal energy is returning since I had so much cancer removed by surgery and now the chemo is working because my hair is falling out, which to me is reassuring. I have to disclipine myself to rest and not be always organizing my house. I think the lady who helps me clean is going to fire me because by the time she gets here there is little to do. If I were not as disclipined as I am about making myself rest, this could be a bigger problem.

    Tceleste

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  • From this study (4 years ago):

  • diagnoised 1996, surgery + carboplatin/taxol(12)
    1997 - second look surgery, high dose chemo (cisplatin,cytoxin,thiotepa) -stemcell rescue,
    recurrance 2001- taxol + stint in ureter
    recurrance 2003 carboplatin(6) + telcyta(9) - clinical trial stable then tumor began growing
    2005 stable as managed with Lupron, Femora
    2008 tumor began growing - sugery + Doxil(24)
    2010 Taxol/Carboplatin(4 to date with significant response)

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