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Review: could Taxol cause Vision blurred?

Summary: Vision blurred could be caused by Taxol, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zometa, and have Breast cancer.

We study 21,477 people who have side effects while taking Taxol from FDA and social media. Among them, 111 have Vision blurred. Find out below who they are, when they have Vision blurred and more.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 21,477 people reported to have side effects when taking Taxol. Among them, 111 people (0.52%) have Vision Blurred. They amount to 0.04% of all the 304,922 people who have Vision Blurred on eHealthMe.

Trend of Vision blurred in Taxol reports

Time on Taxol when people have Vision blurred * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Vision blurred37.50%31.25%28.12%0.00%3.12%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Vision blurred when taking Taxol * :

FemaleMale
Vision blurred88.62%11.38%

Age of people who have Vision blurred when taking Taxol * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Vision blurred0.00%0.00%0.00%1.05%13.68%23.16%33.68%28.42%

Severity of Vision blurred when taking Taxol ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Vision blurred ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (26 people, 23.42%)
  2. Metastases to bone (18 people, 16.22%)
  3. Pain (10 people, 9.01%)
  4. Breast cancer metastatic (8 people, 7.21%)
  5. Chemotherapy (8 people, 7.21%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (63 people, 56.76%)
  2. Aredia (41 people, 36.94%)
  3. Herceptin (34 people, 30.63%)
  4. Coumadin (32 people, 28.83%)
  5. Femara (31 people, 27.93%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (1 day ago):

  • I took this drug for 5 weeks and then my vision blurred. I also had low sodium results from this drug.

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    Concerned friend on Apr, 15, 2014:

    I have a 40 yr old friend who has been using Klima antiperspirant for the last couple of years. He swears by it but last year he tells me he can't play cricket any more because he can't see the ball. He is also now complaining of difficulty reading. In the research I have done no-one seems to want to make a connection between the use of a strong antiperspirant and vision problems. My friend preaches how good Klima is. I wouldn't like to be the one to tell him if it was the cause of his altered vision.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Took 1 shot of inj. Neupogen for 3 days post FEC chemo every 21 days. Nerve pain & temporary blurred vision experienced post 4th chemo & after the 1st shot of the 3 of Neupogen injections. Discontinued Neupogen.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • fatigue upon exersion, high heart rate at rest

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