Abraxane paclitaxel

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Side effects of Abraxane

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • indigestion
  • diarrhea
  • mouth sores
  • headache
  • muscle or joint pain
  • numbness/tingling/burning of the hands or feet
  • weakness
  • dizziness
  • infections
  • anemia
  • temporary hair loss
  • signs of anemia (e.g., unusual tiredness, pale skin)
  • easy bruising or bleeding
  • fast/slow/irregular heartbeat
  • pain/redness/swelling/weakness of the arms or legs
  • calf pain or swelling that is warm to the touch
  • vision changes

Warning for Abraxane



Do not administer ABRAXANE therapy to patients who have baseline neutrophil counts of less than 1,500 cells/mm³. In order to monitor the occurrence of bone marrow suppression, primarily neutropenia, which may be severe and result in infection, it is recommended that frequent peripheral blood cell counts be performed on all patients receiving ABRAXANE.

Note: An albumin form of paclitaxel may substantially affect a drug's functional properties relative to those of drug in solution. DO NOT SUBSTITUTE FOR OR WITH OTHER PACLITAXEL FORMULATIONS.