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Review: could Taxol cause Fatigue?





Summary: Fatigue 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 21,490 people who have side effects while taking Taxol from FDA and social media. Among them, 948 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.

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

Taxol

Taxol has active ingredients of paclitaxel. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from Taxol 21,581 users)

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.(latest reports from Fatigue 198,350 patients)

On Nov, 22, 2014: 21,489 people reported to have side effects when taking Taxol. Among them, 948 people (4.41%) have Fatigue.

Trend of Fatigue in Taxol reports

Time on Taxol when people have Fatigue * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fatigue64.55%32.28%0.53%2.65%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Taxol * :

FemaleMale
Fatigue66.33%33.67%

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Taxol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fatigue0.00%0.00%0.13%0.38%7.90%9.94%28.41%53.25%

Severity of Fatigue when taking Taxol ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Fatigue ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (167 people, 17.62%)
  2. Non-small cell lung cancer (83 people, 8.76%)
  3. Metastases to bone (82 people, 8.65%)
  4. Breast cancer metastatic (61 people, 6.43%)
  5. Pain (24 people, 2.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Carboplatin (381 people, 40.19%)
  2. Zometa (272 people, 28.69%)
  3. Aredia (205 people, 21.62%)
  4. Cisplatin (129 people, 13.61%)
  5. Decadron (127 people, 13.40%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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