Could Taxol cause Fatigue - from FDA reports


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 24,628 people who have side effects while taking Taxol from FDA. Among them, 1,458 have Fatigue. Find out below who they are, when they have Fatigue and more.

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Taxol

Taxol has active ingredients of paclitaxel. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from Taxol 25,354 users)

Fatigue

Fatigue (feeling of tiredness) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis c, high blood pressure, depression (latest reports from 359,710 Fatigue patients).

On Nov, 30, 2016

24,628 people reported to have side effects when taking Taxol.
Among them, 1,458 people (5.92%) have Fatigue


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Taxol cause Fatigue?

Time on Taxol when people have Fatigue *:

  • < 1 month: 57.21 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 36.49 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.8 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.05 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.45 %

Gender of people who have Fatigue when taking Taxol *:

  • female: 69.55 %
  • male: 30.45 %

Age of people who have Fatigue when taking Taxol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.3 %
  • 20-29: 0.79 %
  • 30-39: 7.11 %
  • 40-49: 12.14 %
  • 50-59: 28.63 %
  • 60+: 51.04 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer (211 people, 14.47%)
  • Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell (109 people, 7.48%)
  • Metastases To Bone (106 people, 7.27%)
  • Lung Neoplasm Malignant (90 people, 6.17%)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (87 people, 5.97%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Carboplatin (421 people, 28.88%)
  • Zometa (348 people, 23.87%)
  • Avastin (293 people, 20.10%)
  • Decadron (236 people, 16.19%)
  • Herceptin (231 people, 15.84%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (503 people, 34.50%)
  • Weakness (423 people, 29.01%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (401 people, 27.50%)
  • Pain (348 people, 23.87%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (318 people, 21.81%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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