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Taxane Abraxane® Cancer-related

Nab-Paclitaxel - What is it for

Nab-Paclitaxel is an intravenous chemotherapy used alone or in combination with other agents for the treatment of certain types of cancer.

Nab-Paclitaxel - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Nab-Paclitaxel cause?

During Infusion

  • Allergic reaction is rare, but may occur
    Please alert your nurse if you experience any shortness of breath, chest discomfort, flushing or itching during the infusion.

Early side effects

  • Mild nausea and vomiting may occur
    There are medications available, which may prevent or decrease these side effects. If you are given these medications, take them as directed.
  • Diarrhea
  • Joint and muscle pain or weakness

Delayed side effects

  • A drop in the white blood cell counts may occur 7 to 14 days after treatment
  • Temporary hair loss may occur several weeks after treatment
  • Numbness, tingling or burning sensation on fingers and toes

Inform your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Fever of 38° C or higher
  • Sore throat, voice hoarseness or mouth sores
  • Skin rash, itching or unusual redness
  • Unusual bleeding, bruising or black tarry stools

Before taking Nab-Paclitaxel, what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Nab-Paclitaxel?

Nab-Paclitaxel - Dosage and How to Use

How should Nab-Paclitaxel be used?

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Nab-Paclitaxel - Handling and Storage

How should I handle Nab-Paclitaxel safely?

How should I store Nab-Paclitaxel?

How should I dispose of Nab-Paclitaxel safely?

Nab-Paclitaxel - Additional Information

  • Updated on Friday, October 27, 2017
  • This article is contributed by Department of Pharmacy National Cancer Centre Singapore

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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