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Popular Brands: : Paclitaxel, Taxol, Abraxane, Anzatax, Onxol
Official FDA Reports125,429
Social Media Events863
Total Posts937
Avg. Review Score3.76/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Paclitaxel
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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report


The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.

The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

Paclitaxel Side Effects

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Side Effect On Drug
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Alarm Reports % of

* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.

User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Paclitaxel

Pain In Extremity

Made me feel awful - severe leg pains .

Source: Taxol

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Pain In Extremity

Taxol x 4 Bad leg pain

Source: Taxol

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Bone Pain

Hope it worked. Mostly remember bad bone pain in legs.

Source: Taxol

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Alopecia, Adverse event, Drug ineffective, Somnolence, Constipation

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on September 16, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Completed my 10th treatment. 3 weeks on 1 week off. Mild side effects including hair loss, fatigue, metallic taste, constipation week of treatment which I use Merrulax for. Stool softners were not eff...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain, Hypoaesthesia

Posted By cgw in fdb.rxlist.com on January 28, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I received about 6 months of treatment; mostly 3 Fridays in a row and 1 week off. I have now started to experience some numbness and pain in my fingertips and toes. A CT scan now shows that lesions i...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Feeling cold, Fatigue, Alopecia

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on December 31, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... to fall out. Nausea in middle of night which wakes me up, but lasts only a few minutes. Week 8: tired, hair falling out. Week 9-12: Tired. Hair really falling out. Weird cold sensation in my veins...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Insomnia, Somnolence

Posted By cgw in fdb.rxlist.com on September 4, 2014 @ 12:00 am

... minor fatigue, hair started to thin out so I got it shaved and got a wig, but there is still hair there! The steroid that I get right before my IV treatment causes some sleeplessness that night after...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fatigue, Alopecia, Adverse event, Hair growth abnormal

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on August 31, 2014 @ 12:00 am

As the cycles progressed - extreme fatigue (could never have imagined it happen to me, It overwhelmed me) Metallic taste in mouth (drove me insane) Finger and Toe nails affected (mainl...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Bone pain, Skin ulcer, Oral disorder

Posted By 29 in fdb.rxlist.com on August 10, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Moms 2nd round of 3wks Bone pain this dose. No Steroid given d/t mouth sores and skin sores during 1st round.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Alopecia, Adrenal disorder, Heart rate increased, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 26, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Total hair loss for entire body, peripheral neuropathy, joint pain, neutropenia , tolerable fatigue, rapid heart rate Saved my life and thankful for this drug. Breast tumor and 2 smal...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Arthralgia, Headache, Epistaxis, Alopecia, Adrenal disorder, Diarrhoea, Dyspepsia, Gastrointestinal disorder, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 16, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Day after treatment is fine, days 3-5 fatigue, intestinal issues diarrhea, indigestion. Some nose bleeding, lost hair. Joint pain hard to discuss considering I had arthritis prior to di...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Nannie17 in fdb.rxlist.com on May 3, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Just going to start it.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Alopecia

Posted By Barb in fdb.rxlist.com on March 13, 2014 @ 12:00 am

I have had 15 abraxane treatments and tolerated them very well. The only side effect was very thin hair. My cancer antigen numbers keep going up on abraxane so my doctor is switching me to another che...

Additional Drug Information

* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.