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Review: could Taxol cause Vision blurred?

Summary: Vision blurred is found among people who take Taxol, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Breast cancer.

We study 21,490 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.

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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)

Vision blurred

Vision blurred has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, depression, pain, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 48,523 Vision blurred patients)

On Jan, 31, 2015: 21,490 people reported to have side effects when taking Taxol. Among them, 111 people (0.52%) have Vision Blurred.

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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  • I have mild myasyhenia gravis and have recently had heart surgery. could surgery, or anesthetics aggravate or exacerbate myasthenia gravis symptoms?
    I was also given intravenous antibiotics prior to and during surgery. i am wondering if this could have exacerbated Myasthenia Gravis symptoms that are usually controlled by mestinon.
  • Were any breast cancer patients given taxol and end up on a ventilator because of breathing problems
    doctors aren't sure if condition is pneumonia, ards or something else, but she is in ICU and on a ventilator, doctors don't seem to be making her any better and am wondering if anyone else experienced this and HOW YOU WERE TREATED, WITH WHAT PROCEDURES AND/OR MEDICATIONS
  • Are there any long term effects of the blurred vision side-effect?
    I woke up at 10:45 with some cramping. After about 30 minutes without relief I took Miralax and Ibuprofen together. I went to work at 3 and moved heavy boxes for about 2 hours with minimal cramping. I ate a normal lunch/supper and went to bet at 10:00 PM. I got out of bed at 10:30 to get a drink and realized after having been back for a while that I was having trouble seeing the digital clock. I got back out of bed at 11:30 and went to get a drink. After entering the kitchen and putting my glasses on I realized that I couldn't hardly see the clock. It got slightly worse after that to the point that I was seeing double vision in my left eye (with my right eye closed). It is almost gone now.



    Other Relevant information: I have a lazy eye (my right). I have more than higher than average blood pressure.

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  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Becky Hung on Jan, 22, 2015:

    Hi,I would like to ask Mr. Henry Virkler, did you have another side effects when you taking this drug? Did these side effects also disappear after you stop taking drug? Thanks

    Reply

    Henry Virkler on Dec, 30, 2014:

    I'm 66 years old and also experienced blurred vision while on the drug. About a week after stopping it, my vision has returned to what it was before taking the medication

    Reply

    Dr. Edwin on Nov, 9, 2012:

    hello
    i've just found this article because i'm on a 5 day course of azithromycin cause a i have been diagnosed with typhoid fever, i have to mention i'm a doctor and i was aware of the side effects but this time they really hit me i have been with blurred vision for 5 days, headaches, nausea, common symptoms but really hard, watch out with the treatment, especially if you have a heart disease due to qt disorders

    Reply

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