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Review: could Taxol cause Flushing (Skin blushing/flushing)?

Summary: Flushing 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 Ovarian cancer. We study 21,492 people who have side effects while taking Taxol from FDA and social media. Among them, 437 have Flushing. Find out below who they are, when they have Flushing and more.

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Taxol

Taxol has active ingredients of paclitaxel. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from 21,583 Taxol users)

Flushing

Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, high density lipoprotein decreased, low density lipoprotein increased, high blood pressure, hyperlipidaemia. (latest reports from 45,070 Flushing patients)

On May, 21, 2015: 21,492 people reported to have side effects when taking Taxol. Among them, 437 people (2.03%) have Flushing.

Trend of Flushing in Taxol reports

Time on Taxol when people have Flushing * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Flushing92.55%6.38%1.06%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Flushing when taking Taxol * :

FemaleMale
Flushing73.67%26.33%

Age of people who have Flushing when taking Taxol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Flushing0.00%0.00%0.30%0.30%6.36%16.36%27.88%48.79%

Severity of Flushing when taking Taxol ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Flushing0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Flushing ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Flushing0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Ovarian cancer (25 people, 5.72%)
  2. Breast cancer (23 people, 5.26%)
  3. Lung neoplasm malignant (18 people, 4.12%)
  4. Non-small cell lung cancer (10 people, 2.29%)
  5. Radiotherapy (9 people, 2.06%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Carboplatin (106 people, 24.26%)
  2. Benadryl (105 people, 24.03%)
  3. Decadron (102 people, 23.34%)
  4. Tagamet (56 people, 12.81%)
  5. Dexamethasone (55 people, 12.59%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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