Review: could Taxol cause Acne?
Summary: Acne is found among people who take Taxol, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Herceptin, and have Vitiligo.
We study 21,490 people who have side effects while taking Taxol from FDA and social media. Among them, 23 have Acne. Find out below who they are, when they have Acne and more.
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Taxol has active ingredients of paclitaxel. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from 21,581 Taxol users)
Acne (skin problems that cause pimples) has been reported by people with birth control, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 33,115 Acne patients)
On Jan, 15, 2015: 21,490 people reported to have side effects when taking Taxol. Among them, 23 people (0.11%) have Acne.
Time on Taxol when people have Acne * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Acne when taking Taxol * :
Age of people who have Acne when taking Taxol * :
Severity of Acne when taking Taxol ** :
How people recovered from Acne ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Vitiligo (11 people, 47.83%)
- Breast cancer (4 people, 17.39%)
- Head and neck cancer (1 people, 4.35%)
- Metastases to spine (1 people, 4.35%)
- Pain (1 people, 4.35%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Herceptin (13 people, 56.52%)
- Ranitidine (12 people, 52.17%)
- Zofran (12 people, 52.17%)
- Decadron (12 people, 52.17%)
- Doxycycline (12 people, 52.17%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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