Paclitaxel
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Paclitaxel?

(pac li TAKS el)

• This medicine is used to treat a variety of cancers.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have nerve disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Talk with healthcare provider before receiving any vaccinations. Use with this medicine may either increase the risk of serious infection or make the vaccination less effective.

• Talk with healthcare provider before using other: aspirin, aspirin-containing products, blood thinners, garlic, ginseng, ginkgo, ibuprofen or like products, pain medicines, or vitamin E.

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice.

• You may bleed more easily. Be careful. Avoid injury....

 
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