PACLITAXEL Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • erythema or skin redness
  • a skin rash
  • trouble breathing

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • hair loss
  • joint pain
  • muscle pain
  • visible water retention
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • slow heartbeat
  • low blood pressure
  • hives
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • a significant drop in a certain type of white blood cell called a neutrophil

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

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    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • dehydration
    • high blood pressure
    • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
    • insufficient blood supply to the colon
    • paralysis of the intestines
    • blockage of the stomach or intestine
    • a hole in the intestine
    • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
    • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
    • skin rash with sloughing
    • dead skin
    • ascites
    • reactions at the site of the injection
    • pancreatitis
    • radiation recall syndrome
    • inflammation of the vein, or phlebitis after infusion

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • constipation
    • itching
    • generalized weakness
    • a fibrous thickening of the skin called induration

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