The Taxol is used during the treatment of lung cancer, breast, and ovary .
It also finds use in the treatment of Kaposi’s sarcoma associated with AIDS .
What is Taxolo?
Taxol is an active ingredient that interacts with the formation of some cellular structures , microtubules . In this way, it compromises its growth capacity, and is therefore able to significantly slow down the spread of tumor elements within the body.
How is Taxolo taken?
Taxolo is always administered by intravenous injection .
Side effects of Taxolo
The risk of infections and bleeding may increase following treatment with Taxolo.
Its other possible side effects include:
- pain, swelling, redness or change in skin color at the injection site
- muscle or joint pain
- mild nausea , vomiting, diarrhea
- hair loss
A doctor should be contacted without hesitation if one of the following symptoms occurs:
- pallor , bruising or bleeding, unusual tiredness
- fever, chills, pain, flu-like symptoms
- white plaques or blisters inside the mouth or on the lips
- numbness, tingling or burning pain in the hands or feet
- increased blood pressure
- heat or redness under the skin
- breathing difficulties
- feeling of tightness in the chest
- swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue
- slow heart beat
Warnings on the use of Taxolo
Before giving treatment, a doctor should always be informed:
- of allergies to the active substance, its excipients, to drugs (in particular paclitaxel or medicinal products containing polyoxyethylated castor oil) or food;
- of medicinal products, herbal remedies and supplements taken ;
- if you have suffered or still suffer from liver or heart disease in the past ;
- in case of very weak immune system;
- if you are pregnant or breastfeeding .