Paclitaxel

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking paclitaxel if you have:
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Paclitaxel to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

What If I Take an Overdose of Paclitaxel?

People who take too much paclitaxel may have overdose symptoms that could include:
 
  • Bone marrow depression (a decreased ability of the bone marrow to produce blood cells)
  • Unusual sensations, such as burning or tingling
  • Mouth sores or sores in the gastrointestinal tract.
     
However, it is unlikely for a person to overdose on this drug, as it given by a healthcare provider.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Paclitaxel?

If you do not take your paclitaxel as scheduled, talk to your healthcare provider as soon as possible to set up your next infusion appointment.
 
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