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Review: could Taxol cause Acne?

Summary: Acne could be caused by Taxol, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Herceptin, and have Vitiligo.

We study 21,477 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.

On Apr, 13, 2014: 21,477 people reported to have side effects when taking Taxol. Among them, 23 people (0.11%) have Acne. They amount to 0.04% of all the 61,984 people who have Acne on eHealthMe.

Trend of Acne in Taxol reports

Time on Taxol when people have Acne * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Acne25.00%75.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Acne when taking Taxol * :

FemaleMale
Acne73.91%26.09%

Age of people who have Acne when taking Taxol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Acne0.00%0.00%0.00%4.35%47.83%13.04%13.04%21.74%

Severity of Acne when taking Taxol ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Acne ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Vitiligo (11 people, 47.83%)
  2. Breast cancer (4 people, 17.39%)
  3. Head and neck cancer (1 people, 4.35%)
  4. Metastases to spine (1 people, 4.35%)
  5. Pain (1 people, 4.35%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Herceptin (13 people, 56.52%)
  2. Ranitidine (12 people, 52.17%)
  3. Zofran (12 people, 52.17%)
  4. Decadron (12 people, 52.17%)
  5. Doxycycline (12 people, 52.17%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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