Review: could Taxol cause Fatigue?


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 22,150 people who have side effects while taking Taxol from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,000 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.

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Taxol has active ingredients of paclitaxel. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from Taxol 22,222 users)


Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, weakness, insomnia, dermoid cyst (latest reports from 194,967 Fatigue patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

22,150 people reported to have side effects when taking Taxol.
Among them, 1,000 people (4.51%) have Fatigue

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Taxol cause Fatigue?

Time on Taxol when people have Fatigue *:

  • < 1 month: 64.64 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 32.04 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.55 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 2.76 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Taxol *:

  • female: 67.07 %
  • male: 32.93 %

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Taxol *:

  • 0-1: 0.13 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.13 %
  • 20-29: 0.39 %
  • 30-39: 7.88 %
  • 40-49: 9.95 %
  • 50-59: 28.17 %
  • 60+: 53.36 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer (140 people)
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (81 people)
  • Metastases To Bone (81 people)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (37 people)
  • Anxiety (24 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Carboplatin (367 people)
  • Zometa (247 people)
  • Aredia (180 people)
  • Taxotere (124 people)
  • Cisplatin (122 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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