Taxol and Meningitis - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Meningitis is found among people who take Taxol, especially for people who are female, 30-39 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Taxol and have Meningitis. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 31,877 people who have side effects when taking Taxol from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Nov, 09, 2022

31,877 people reported to have side effects when taking Taxol.
Among them, 16 people (0.05%) have Meningitis.

What is Taxol?

Taxol has active ingredients of paclitaxel. It is often used in breast cancer. eHealthMe is studying from 32,112 Taxol users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Meningitis?

Meningitis (inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges) is found to be associated with 1,267 drugs and 844 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Taxol and Meningitis reports submitted per year:

Could Taxol cause Meningitis?

Time on Taxol when people have Meningitis *:

  • < 1 month: 75 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 25 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Meningitis when taking Taxol *:

  • female: 81.25 %
  • male: 18.75 %

Age of people who have Meningitis when taking Taxol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 38.46 %
  • 40-49: 7.69 %
  • 50-59: 30.77 %
  • 60+: 23.08 %

Common drugs people take besides Taxol *:

  1. Sorafenib: 3 people, 18.75%
  2. Paraplatin: 3 people, 18.75%
  3. Iressa: 2 people, 12.50%
  4. Fosamax: 2 people, 12.50%
  5. Aredia: 2 people, 12.50%
  6. Avastin: 2 people, 12.50%
  7. Carboplatin: 2 people, 12.50%
  8. Warfarin Sodium: 2 people, 12.50%
  9. Compazine: 1 person, 6.25%
  10. Decadron: 1 person, 6.25%

Common side effects people have besides Meningitis *:

  1. Hepatic Function Abnormal: 4 people, 25.00%
  2. Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body): 3 people, 18.75%
  3. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 3 people, 18.75%
  4. Speech Disorder: 2 people, 12.50%
  5. Loss Of Consciousness: 2 people, 12.50%
  6. Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement): 2 people, 12.50%
  7. Brain Neoplasm (tumour of brain): 2 people, 12.50%
  8. Cognitive Disorder (mental health disorders affects learning, memory, perception, and problem solving): 2 people, 12.50%
  9. Dizziness: 2 people, 12.50%
  10. Encephalopathy (functioning of the brain is affected by some agent or condition): 2 people, 12.50%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Breast Cancer Metastatic: 3 people, 18.75%
  2. Metastases To Bone (cancer spreads to bone): 2 people, 12.50%
  3. Lymph Follicular Hypertrophy (an increase in the size of the lymph node follicles): 1 person, 6.25%
  4. Lung Neoplasm Malignant (cancer tumour of lung): 1 person, 6.25%
  5. Lung Adenocarcinoma (a form of non-small cell lung cancer): 1 person, 6.25%
  6. High Blood Pressure: 1 person, 6.25%
  7. Cancer Pain: 1 person, 6.25%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Taxol and have Meningitis?

Check whether Meningitis is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on paclitaxel (the active ingredients of Taxol) and Taxol (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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