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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 21,490 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 21,581 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 45,066 Flushing patients)

On Feb, 6, 2015: 21,490 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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    Was diagnosed with Parkinson's in March 2013. My doctor has prescribed sinemet, which I have tried 3 times, but during each,I have experienced periods of flushing, agitation, and restless legs--to the point of feeling truly ill. He doesn't believe that there is a cause and effect relationship between the drug and these symptoms, but he doesn't know this for sure. Even after being off of Sinemet for a month, I am still suffering with flushing, though less acutely. I am wondering whether these symptoms are a result of the Parkinson's, the sinemet, one of my other medications, or perhaps and interactions of some of the medications. He has given me a prescription for carbidop-levo-enta (on the theory that there is a specific problem with the sinemet), but has cautioned me to wait until I am feeling better to begin it. Any thoughts about relationships between any of the drugs and the flushing & illness?

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Comments from related studies:

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  • It started after 60 days on 12 mg suboxone. I had a sudden "pop" in my head with hearing loss.That happened in October 2014. For three months following It got worse. I ended up in E.R.in Januray 2015.After that scare I titrated down to 8mg to 6mg to 4mg to 2 mg then to none.That took me 2 weeks to do.In that 2 weeks the pressure in my head feels like it is almost back to normal. What an experience!!

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I have had 2 ocular migraines with elevated blood pressure this month. Could it be the Zantac? I took one last night for heartburn and had an ocular migraine this morning. Lately I have had a lot of flushing of the face and wake up with my face flushed in the morning although my blood pressure has been normal. I have had heartburn since taking the Lopressor and Norvasc and that is why I started on the Zantac OTC. I used to have ocular migraines about 30 years ago and they were related to decongestants.

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    Carmie on Jan, 26, 2015:

    I am wondering if any of the above drugs could be causing my flashing lights type migraine. I do not have any severe pain with this. Could it be drug interaction and which one is causing the flushing of the face and heartburn. It did not start until I started the Lopressor and Norvasc.

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