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


Thrombophlebitis is found among people who take Taxol, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Taxol and have Thrombophlebitis. 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, 30, 2022

31,877 people reported to have side effects when taking Taxol.
Among them, 52 people (0.16%) have Thrombophlebitis.

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 Thrombophlebitis?

Thrombophlebitis (swelling (inflammation) of a vein caused by a blood clot) is found to be associated with 1,714 drugs and 1,159 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Taxol and Thrombophlebitis reports submitted per year:

Could Taxol cause Thrombophlebitis?

Time on Taxol when people have Thrombophlebitis *:

  • < 1 month: 31.82 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 54.55 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 4.55 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Thrombophlebitis when taking Taxol *:

  • female: 56.86 %
  • male: 43.14 %

Age of people who have Thrombophlebitis when taking Taxol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 2.17 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 15.22 %
  • 50-59: 50.0 %
  • 60+: 32.61 %

Common drugs people take besides Taxol *:

  1. Zometa: 17 people, 32.69%
  2. Aredia: 16 people, 30.77%
  3. Zoloft: 13 people, 25.00%
  4. Dilaudid: 13 people, 25.00%
  5. Carboplatin: 13 people, 25.00%
  6. Taxotere: 12 people, 23.08%
  7. Duragesic-100: 12 people, 23.08%
  8. Diflucan: 12 people, 23.08%
  9. Prilosec: 12 people, 23.08%
  10. Lovenox: 12 people, 23.08%

Common side effects people have besides Thrombophlebitis *:

  1. Pain In Extremity: 21 people, 40.38%
  2. Infection: 17 people, 32.69%
  3. Thrombosis (formation of a blood clot inside a blood vessel): 17 people, 32.69%
  4. Deep Venous Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis): 16 people, 30.77%
  5. Back Pain: 15 people, 28.85%
  6. Pain In Jaw: 15 people, 28.85%
  7. Breathing Difficulty: 15 people, 28.85%
  8. Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling): 14 people, 26.92%
  9. Pleural Effusion (water on the lungs): 14 people, 26.92%
  10. Toothaches (tooth pain): 13 people, 25.00%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Pain: 16 people, 30.77%
  2. Metastases To Bone (cancer spreads to bone): 16 people, 30.77%
  3. Cervix Carcinoma (cancer of cervix): 4 people, 7.69%
  4. Hypersensitivity: 4 people, 7.69%
  5. Lung Neoplasm Malignant (cancer tumour of lung): 3 people, 5.77%
  6. Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell (lung cancer): 3 people, 5.77%
  7. White Blood Cell Count Decreased: 1 person, 1.92%
  8. Endometrial Cancer Stage Iv: 1 person, 1.92%
  9. Breast Cancer Recurrent: 1 person, 1.92%
  10. Deep Venous Thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis): 1 person, 1.92%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Taxol and have Thrombophlebitis?

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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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