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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.

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


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 28,938 Anaphylaxis patients)

On Mar, 3, 2015: 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

Gender of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Carboplatin * :


Age of people who have Anaphylaxis when taking Carboplatin * :


Severity of Anaphylaxis when taking Carboplatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe

How people recovered from Anaphylaxis ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet

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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