Review: could Taxol cause 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 Benadryl, and have Breast cancer . We study 24,470 people who have side effects while taking Taxol from FDA and social media. Among them, 463 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 Taxol 25,195 users)

Flushing

Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin) has been reported by people with rashes, drug ineffective, feeling hot, burning sensation, itching (latest reports from 66,180 Flushing patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

24,470 people reported to have side effects when taking Taxol.
Among them, 463 people (1.89%) have Flushing


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Taxol cause Flushing?

Time on Taxol when people have Flushing *:

  • < 1 month: 92.31 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 6.59 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.1 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Flushing when taking Taxol *:

  • female: 75.39 %
  • male: 24.61 %

Age of people who have Flushing when taking Taxol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.31 %
  • 20-29: 0.92 %
  • 30-39: 6.15 %
  • 40-49: 15.69 %
  • 50-59: 30.46 %
  • 60+: 46.46 %

Severity if Flushing when taking Taxol **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Flushing **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Breast Cancer (27 people, 5.83%)
  • Ovarian Cancer (24 people, 5.18%)
  • Lung Neoplasm Malignant (22 people, 4.75%)
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (12 people, 2.59%)
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic (9 people, 1.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Benadryl (111 people, 23.97%)
  • Decadron (108 people, 23.33%)
  • Carboplatin (99 people, 21.38%)
  • Tagamet (52 people, 11.23%)
  • Dexamethasone (52 people, 11.23%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Dyspnoea Nos (114 people, 24.62%)
  • Dyspnoea (89 people, 19.22%)
  • Nausea (85 people, 18.36%)
  • Back Pain (65 people, 14.04%)
  • Chest Pain (51 people, 11.02%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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