Review: Taxol and Benadryl drug interactions
This review analyzes the interactions between Taxol and Benadryl. It is created by eHealthMe based on 3,098 people who have drug interactions while taking the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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What are the drugs
Taxol (latest outcomes from 21,235 users) has active ingredients of paclitaxel. It is often used in breast cancer.
Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,259 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.
On Mar, 1, 2014: 3,098 people who reported to have interactions when taking Taxol, Benadryl are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Taxol (paclitaxel)
- Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride)
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)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)||729|
|Dyspnoea Nos (difficult or laboured respiration)||451|
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||302|
|Anaemia (lack of blood)||243|
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)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Arthralgia (joint pain)||6|
|Renal Neoplasm (kidney tumour)||5|
|Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)||4|
|Gastrointestinal Disorder (functional problems of gastrointestinal tract)||3|
|Lupus-like Syndrome (a disease symptom matches with lupus an immune disease)||3|
|Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)||3|
|Transient Ischaemic Attack (a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by ischemia (loss of blood flow))||3|
|Renal Pain (kidney pain)||3|
|C-reactive Protein Increased||2|
How effective are the drugs:
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Breast cancer
- Non-small cell lung cancer
- Ovarian cancer
- Breast cancer metastatic
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Diphenhydramine hcl
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Complete drug side effects:
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.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Taxol is used in:
- Benadryl is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
- Taxol alternatives:
- Benadryl alternatives:
Comments from related studies:
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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.
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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