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Side Effects of Protein-Bound Paclitaxel

A few common side effects of protein-bound paclitaxel include nerve pain or unusual sensations, hair loss, neutropenia, and anemia. Some side effects occur less frequently but are much more serious and should be reported to a healthcare provider immediately. Seek medical attention right away if you develop serious protein-bound paclitaxel side effects such as severe mouth sores, blood in the stool, severe vomiting or diarrhea, or an irregular heart rhythm.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Protein-Bound Paclitaxel

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with protein-bound paclitaxel (Abraxane®); however, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate protein-bound paclitaxel quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with protein-bound paclitaxel. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of protein-bound paclitaxel side effects with you.)
 

Common Side Effects of Protein-Bound Paclitaxel

Protein-bound paclitaxel has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occur in a group of people taking the drug are documented and are then compared to side effects that occur in another group of people not taking the drug. In these studies, the most common side effects of protein-bound paclitaxel included:
 
Other common protein-bound side effects of paclitaxel, occurring in 2 percent to 27 percent of people, included:
 
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