Precautions and Warnings With Paclitaxel

Who Should Not Take Paclitaxel?

You should not take paclitaxel if you:
 
  • Are allergic to paclitaxel, Taxol, or any inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
     
  • Have a low neutrophil count (below 1500 cells/mm3) before starting paclitaxel (or less than 1000 cells/mm3 for people with AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma).
     

Precautions and Warnings With Paclitaxel: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which paclitaxel should not be taken, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific precautions and warnings with paclitaxel that may apply to you.
 
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