What's the difference between taxol and taxotere?
These are two chemotherapy drugs. Are they related at all? I have a friend who has ovarian cancer and she had an allergic reaction to taxol. Can she have the taxotere?
Asked by Fausto Ferrick 7 months ago.
Taxotere is an alternative to Taxol. It was developed because so many women were having reactions to Taxol. Taxotere has the same active agent, but it is suspended in a synthetic base. People can still have reactions to Taxotere, but they are generally less severe. There is another form called Abraxane, same basic active agent, different formulation for the base. Answered by Doug Degraaf 7 months ago.
Taxotere isn't licenced in ovarian, and as the other poster said, is a variant of taxol - they're both taxane based (they're derived from Yew trees.) She needs to ask her oncologist what new trials are available for ovarian and get one of the newer agents. Answered by Kandi Obannon 7 months ago.
Taxol Taxotere Difference Answered by Jarred Pavlikowski 7 months ago.
Advice for Taxotere/Docetaxel please?
Hi all. My mum is about to start 6 sessions of chemotherapy. She's on 3 drugs; taxotere, cyclophosphamide and zometa. The latter two don't sound too bad in their side effects but I'm a little concerned about taxotere. Are they likely to be severe? Does anyone have any advice about the best way to...
Asked by Lori Hucks 7 months ago.
Hi all. My mum is about to start 6 sessions of chemotherapy. She's on 3 drugs; taxotere, cyclophosphamide and zometa. The latter two don't sound too bad in their side effects but I'm a little concerned about taxotere. Are they likely to be severe? Does anyone have any advice about the best way to mitigate their effects? There's nothing more advanced she should be taking instead is there? Thanks. Answered by Ming Eastling 7 months ago.
I was on Taxotere/Carboplatin/Herceptin. I think the Taxotere was the one that can cause quite a bit of naseau. I would say talk with the oncologist. Mine made sure I had as much anti-naseau medication as I needed. Answered by Danette Shuff 7 months ago.
I was on Taxol for 12 weeks (once/week), which is very similar to Taxotere. Actually is was a piece of cake compared to Cytoxan/Adriamycin (Cytoxan = cyclophosphamide). Cytoxan can cause severe nausea, lower GI problems, mouth sores, loss of appetite, hair loss, neutropenia, and a host of other problems. Taxol's most common side effects are hair loss, anemia, constipation, and peripheral neuropathy. Other than losing the rest of my hair, the only effects from Taxol that I had were some fluid retention and muscle soreness. Answered by Nidia Bodford 7 months ago.
My father was on taxotere and zometa for his metastatic prostate cancer that had spread to his bones. The side effects were pretty minimal. His hair did fall out some and he had a little nausea, but no vomiting. He also did get some sores in his mouth, but not so bad that he couldn't eat. The doctor prescribed a mouthwash that helped with the sores in his mouth. Answered by Sherrell Raybon 7 months ago.
for me i had cyclophosphamide,adriamycin, and taxotere. they list all these drugs as almost, having the same side effects. i had most of all the common side effects. be sure to tell you mother if she has any problems to be sure to let her oncologist know immediately. i have nerve damage to my feet. they decreased my dosage of taxotere but the nerve damage had all ready started. its been 2 years since my treatments and I'm on neurotien to block the pain. they say it will get better but it hasn't yet. my prayers go out to you and your mom. God bless! Answered by Vida Desormeaux 7 months ago.
What are the long term effects from taking platinol,taxotere for treatment of lung cancer?
my father is taking platinol and taxotere for his cancer he has had raidation and kemo for the past seven months and was woundering if there is any long term effects from these drugs. and if so how long will they last.
Asked by Malisa Teruel 7 months ago.
I had chemo last fall, one of which was taxotere. Some people have no side effects. I did have some damage to the nerve endings in my extremities (hands and feet), but I'll tell ya... I'd rather have those side effects than not have survived the cancer! Its all a balancing act. Which would you rather deal with... the cancer, or the side effects? I chose the side effects. There are some good sites on the web, like the Mayo Clinic, etc. Answered by Trisha Paladin 7 months ago.
Well, Cisplatin can cause hearing loss and kidney damage if you take it for a long time. Taxotere can cause neuropathy which is generally mostly reversible, but can persist if you do not stop the drug after symptoms start. If you father has lung cancer, the benefits probably outweigh any long term risks. Answered by Ignacia Cerino 7 months ago.
hopefully life! Answered by Abbey Mcauley 7 months ago.
Asked by Junior Laplace 7 months ago.
Taxotere is chemo. Yes it can have side effects. Answered by Madeleine Mcclenny 7 months ago.
It is called a mitotic inhibitor because of its effect on the cell during mitosis. It disrupts the growth of cancer cell, which are destroyed. The drug cannot distinguish between cancer cells and normal cells. Its given intravenous infusion over 1 hour. It also lowers your blood counts. It can increase your risk of bleeding. Side effects can be hair thinning or loss, diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, rash, numbness and tingling in hands or feet related to peripheral nerve irritation or damage. Sores in mouth or on lips, swelling of ankles or hands, increased weight due to fluid retention, fatigue, muscle aches, swelling and redness and in in hands or feet. I took taxotere,cytoxan and adriamycin. All three of these drugs basically say the same side effects. Answered by Jonathan Sarka 7 months ago.
Has anyone ever had permanent hair loss from chemo?
Asked by Shalon Dspain 7 months ago.
My Mom had several rounds of chemo to treat lymphoma. She lost all her hair - eyebrows, the fine hair on her arms, everything. But several (4 or 5?) months after her last treatment, she started to very slowly develop what we called "peach fuzz" on her head. Sadly, she died shortly thereafter. My sister works as an oncology nurse and she says every case is different. Answered by Kami Guzzio 7 months ago.
Taxotere does cause hair loss in roughly 80% of patients but is reversible after treatment is completed according to literature.Of course there may always be someone who doesn't read the literature... Answered by Isiah Genthner 7 months ago.
It took 6 weeks from my final chemo consultation till I had "peach fuzz" regrowth. After approximately 4 months I had tight curls. It took approximately 2 years to return to this is common texture. 8 years later there are some days as quickly as I undergo in techniques with fondness the simplicity of a bald head. (Having a foul hair day, late for a decrease!) Answered by Nelida Trumball 7 months ago.
My grand-father had chemo and lost all his hair, but he also had radiation and shortly after he was done radiation he died, but you could see his hair growing back. But I`ve never meet anyone who`s lost their hair forever. Hope I helped. Answered by Cindi Stanley 7 months ago.
Ocular side effects of Taxotere?
I know most of the systemic ones are nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice yellowing of the skin or eyes, swelling of your ankles or feet, weight gain, urinating less, redness or peeling of the skin, numbness, burning pain, etc, are the any major ocular...
Asked by Jere Korus 7 months ago.
I know most of the systemic ones are nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice yellowing of the skin or eyes, swelling of your ankles or feet, weight gain, urinating less, redness or peeling of the skin, numbness, burning pain, etc, are the any major ocular side effects? Navid Reza Khoshooee justgiving.com/navid-reza-khoshooee Khoshooee 4 Vision Africa Answered by Chauncey Dubois 7 months ago.
Conjunctivitis (5% in combination trials), lacrimation (11% in combination trials), or lacrimation with or without conjunctivitis have been reported during treatment with docetaxel in post-marketing reports. Excessive tearing, which may be attributable to lacrimal duct obstruction, has been reported. Rare cases of transient visual impairment/disturbances (flashes, flashing lights, scotomata) typically occurring during the drug infusion and associated with hypersensitivity reactions have been reported. These were reversible upon discontinuation of the infusion. Answered by Chasidy Strackbein 7 months ago.
What are the major side effects of Taxotere?
Asked by Reiko Thate 7 months ago.
According to the manufacture the most common adverse effects are infections, neutropenia (low white blood cell count), anemia (low red blood cell count), febrile neutropenia, hypersensitivity, thrombocytopenia (low platelets), neuropathy (nerve damage), dysgeusia (decreased sense of taste), dyspnea (shortness of breath), constipation, anorexia (loss of appetite), nail disorders, fluid retention, asthenia (weakness), pain, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, mucositis (inflammation of the mucous membranes), alopecia (hair loss), skin reactions and myalgia (muscle pain). Answered by Wilda Verunza 7 months ago.
You can google "taxotere side effects" and get a more thorough list but the main ones are hair loss and lowering of white and red blood cell counts. Nerve damage to hands and feet and darkening or loss of fingernails and toenails is also fairly common. Good luck if you have to take it. Answered by Frida Howes 7 months ago.
My mom is on Taxotere? Dealing with side effects?
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Asked by Marquitta Allerman 7 months ago.
I went through that with chemo, My entire torso and legs were red, tingly, itchy, and dry. I had to get rubbed down with an anesthetic/aloe skin lotion 2-3 times a day until it passed which was about 1/2 way through chemo (I had a different type of chemo but same affects). She should ask her doctor for a prescription for an anti-pruritis lotion, that will help allot. Best Wishes Answered by Venus Focke 7 months ago.
It doesn't matter what time of day or night it is, call your mom's doctor and get a prescription for something to alleviate it. After my first Taxotere infusion my doctor took me off it because it made me so very sick, more so than the other chemo drugs I was on. Answered by Ginger Agrela 7 months ago.
That is a part of chemo. It is a side affect my brother never got rid of although it usually gets more tolerable over time. Just as a warning she will be having some emotional side effects as well.just remember that she loves you and she may not always say things that reflect that. It's not about you or her its the Meds. She will need all the love and support you can give and then some. Answered by Christiana Conrow 7 months ago.
IS THERE SPECIAL DIET WHILE TAKING GEMZAR &TAXOTERE TREATMENTS?
My boyfriend has been diagnosed with sarcoma and is currently going thru chemo with these drugs. I know he cant eat any raw meat or veggies which he loves.I really want to make this a positive experience for him under the circumstances.This is all new to me and any and all info will be appreciated.
Asked by Lorena Rovinsky 7 months ago.
Tell your boy friend that he needs to do his research and discover on his own the prognosis for using that abusive chemotherapy. Don't just listen to doctors that tell you it's the way to deal with this problem. Doctors do NOT have the answers to "curing" this. You need to get to the "root cause" of what is causing this cancer, if you don't, he will get the booby prize at the end and welcome death. 99% of ALL cancers come from infection(s) in the body. If you can find a practitioner in your area where you live that knows how to do QRA testing, you can find the "root cause" and deal with the cancer in the best way. They can work with your doctor to actually help your boyfriend, not abuse him with chemotherapy. Did you know that only 2.1% of the people getting chemotherapy live longer than 5 years!? good luck to you Answered by Elli Cobden 7 months ago.
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