Review: could Taxol cause Chest Pain?


Summary

Chest pain is found among people who take Taxol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Carboplatin, and have Breast cancer . We study 24,470 people who have side effects while taking Taxol from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,040 have Chest pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Chest pain and more.

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Taxol

Taxol has active ingredients of paclitaxel. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from Taxol 25,195 users)

Chest Pain

Chest pain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, hypotension, pain, weakness, diarrhea (latest reports from 188,639 Chest pain patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

24,470 people reported to have side effects when taking Taxol.
Among them, 1,040 people (4.25%) have Chest Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Taxol cause Chest pain?

Time on Taxol when people have Chest Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 71.14 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 22.89 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 4.98 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.5 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Chest Pain when taking Taxol *:

  • female: 71.87 %
  • male: 28.13 %

Age of people who have Chest Pain when taking Taxol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.27 %
  • 20-29: 0.54 %
  • 30-39: 3.35 %
  • 40-49: 17.96 %
  • 50-59: 31.1 %
  • 60+: 46.78 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer (134 people, 12.88%)
  • Metastases To Bone (68 people, 6.54%)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (55 people, 5.29%)
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (47 people, 4.52%)
  • Lung Neoplasm Malignant (45 people, 4.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Carboplatin (279 people, 26.83%)
  • Zometa (227 people, 21.83%)
  • Decadron (156 people, 15.00%)
  • Aredia (150 people, 14.42%)
  • Zofran (125 people, 12.02%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dyspnoea (378 people, 36.35%)
  • Nausea (254 people, 24.42%)
  • Back Pain (239 people, 22.98%)
  • Pain (201 people, 19.33%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (183 people, 17.60%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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