Review: could Taxol cause Flushing?


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 22,347 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 has active ingredients of paclitaxel. It is often used in breast cancer. (latest outcomes from Taxol 22,949 users)


Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin) has been reported by people with paraesthesia, rashes, feeling hot, burning sensation, itching (latest reports from 54,006 Flushing patients).

On Aug, 29, 2016

22,347 people reported to have side effects when taking Taxol.
Among them, 437 people (1.96%) have Flushing

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Taxol cause Flushing?

Time on Taxol when people have Flushing *:

  • < 1 month: 91.95 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 6.9 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.15 %
  • 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: 75.12 %
  • male: 24.88 %

Age of people who have Flushing when taking Taxol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.33 %
  • 20-29: 0.33 %
  • 30-39: 6.25 %
  • 40-49: 15.79 %
  • 50-59: 29.61 %
  • 60+: 47.7 %

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 *:

  • Ovarian Cancer (22 people)
  • Breast Cancer (22 people)
  • Lung Neoplasm Malignant (17 people)
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (10 people)
  • Lung Cancer Stage Unspecified (excl Metastatic Tumours To Lung) (7 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Benadryl (102 people)
  • Decadron (100 people)
  • Carboplatin (99 people)
  • Tagamet (52 people)
  • Dexamethasone (52 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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