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Review: could Carboplatin cause Anaphylaxis?





Summary: Anaphylaxis is found among people who take Carboplatin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Taxol, and have Ovarian cancer.

We study 28,842 people who have side effects while taking Carboplatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 271 have Anaphylaxis. Find out below who they are, when they have Anaphylaxis and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Carboplatin and have Anaphylaxis >>>

Carboplatin

Carboplatin has active ingredients of carboplatin. It is often used in cancer. (latest outcomes from Carboplatin 28,931 users)

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis (serious allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause death) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, asthma, high blood pressure, premedication, pain.(latest reports from Anaphylaxis 28,888 patients)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 28,842 people reported to have side effects when taking Carboplatin. Among them, 271 people (0.94%) have Anaphylaxis.

Trend of Anaphylaxis in Carboplatin reports

Time on Carboplatin when people have Anaphylaxis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Anaphylaxis82.18%14.85%0.99%0.99%0.99%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Carboplatin * :

FemaleMale
Anaphylaxis75.61%24.39%

Age of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Carboplatin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Anaphylaxis0.42%2.93%0.84%1.26%2.09%5.86%31.80%54.81%

Severity of Anaphylaxis when taking Carboplatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Anaphylaxis0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Anaphylaxis ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Anaphylaxis100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Ovarian cancer (70 people, 25.83%)
  2. Non-small cell lung cancer (25 people, 9.23%)
  3. Breast cancer (10 people, 3.69%)
  4. Hypersensitivity (9 people, 3.32%)
  5. Lung neoplasm malignant (9 people, 3.32%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Taxol (65 people, 23.99%)
  2. Paclitaxel (55 people, 20.30%)
  3. Dexamethasone (33 people, 12.18%)
  4. Zantac (31 people, 11.44%)
  5. Decadron (27 people, 9.96%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 35 year old woman who has Anaphylactic Reaction, and takes Epipen)
    I am allergic to EVERYTHING, so I usually pre-game with benadryl and wait out the uncomfortable side effects, but this time my tongue started swelling up and I was having trouble breathing so I went to an ER. About 5-7 minutes after they injected me in the thigh with an epipen, I was in mid sentence ...
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    (Asked by a 70 year old man who has Aortic Valve Stenosis, Lymphoma - Non-Hodgkin's, and takes Etoposide, Carboplatin , Ifosfamide, Vincristine Sulfate, Prednisone, Doxorubicin Hydrochloride, Cyclophosphamide , Rituxan)
    Treated with 3 courses of R-CHOP plus radiotherapy for Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma of orbit of eye in 2010. In complete remission until 2014 then relapse of genetically identical tumor in maxillary sinus. Recently have received 3 courses of R-ICE. During the past week I have had a cardiac ECHO ...
  • Can thyroid problems bring on anaphylaxis often?
    (Asked by a 71 year old woman who has Anaphylaxis)
    70 yr old previously stong female: Suspicious of thyroid problems...family history. Fatigue, skin, hair changes, slightly swollen, tender tongue at all times. In the last 6 months I've developed food related anaphalaxis. Getting serious, 3 E.R. runs in last 3 months....packing 2 epipens at all tim ...
  • Should a 66-year-old with paroxysmal atrial tachycardia (pat) take herceptin for 6 months instread of 12 months?
    (Asked by a 66 year old woman who has Carcinoma - Ductal, Breast Cancer Her2+, Non-metastatic, and takes Carboplatin, Taxotere, Herceptin)
    My concern is the potential for cardiac damage from taking Herceptin. The research on Herceptin for highly HER2 positive breast cancer seems less than clear that 12 months of treatment has truly significant benefit over 6 months. With a pre-existing heart condition of PAT (rx metoprolol) and also hi ...
  • Does avastin in conjunction with gemcitabine and carboplatin cause a danger to persons who had a bone marrow transplant (their own marrow)?
    (Asked by a 64 year old woman who has 4th Stage Uterine Cancer, Breast Cancer Female, and takes Gemcitabine, Carboplatin)
    after taking the series of carboplatin and taxol combination, the ca 125 numbers hat had reached a low of in the 20's had rebounded to the 50's. Also, the neuropathy in the right hand and foot had reached a serious stage. At this point, the md decided to change the regimen to gemcitabine and carbo ...

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