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Protein-Bound Paclitaxel Dosing

If you are prescribed protein-bound paclitaxel, dosing recommendations will be made based on several factors, including your body surface area, other chemotherapy medications you are taking, and existing medical conditions you may have. Because protein-bound paclitaxel is given through an IV, you will generally receive your dosage at your healthcare provider's office, a hospital, or an "infusion center."

An Introduction to Protein-Bound Paclitaxel Dosage

The dose of protein-bound paclitaxel (Abraxane®) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • Your height and weight
  • The type of cancer
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As always, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Protein-Bound Paclitaxel Dosing for Cancer
Your healthcare provider will base your protein-bound paclitaxel dose on your body surface area (which is calculated using your height and weight). Your protein-bound paclitaxel dosage will vary depending on the other chemotherapy medications you are taking and whether you develop bothersome or dangerous protein-bound paclitaxel side effects.
For breast cancer, protein-bound paclitaxel is usually given once every three weeks. For lung cancer, it is given on days 1, 8, and 15 of a 21-day chemotherapy cycle. For pancreatic cancer, it is given on days 1, 8, and 15 of a 28-day chemotherapy cycle. 

General Information on Dosing With Protein-Bound Paclitaxel

Some considerations for people taking protein-bound paclitaxel include:
  • Protein-bound paclitaxel is given intravenously (through an IV).
  • Most people receive their protein-bound paclitaxel injections at a healthcare provider's office, a hospital, or an "infusion center."
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Protein-bound paclitaxel will not work as well if you stop taking it before your healthcare provider recommends.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or protein-bound paclitaxel dosing in general, talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.
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