What should I Know Regarding Pregnancy, Nursing and Administering Taxol Concentrate to Children or the Elderly?
If you are PREGNANT
- Known or Theoretical Risk:
If you are NURSING
- Absolute Contraindication: NOT RECOMMENDED, POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE ADVERSE EFFECTS IN INFANT
If you are an adult over 60
- management or monitoring precaution: General-Increased risk of grade IV neutropenia and myelosuppression. Cardiovascular-Increased incidence of CV events (bradycardia, hypotension, abnormal ECG) and pulmonary edema. Neuro/Psych-Elderly experienced an increased incidence of peripheral neuropathy. Hepatic-Adjust dose as recommended for hepatic impairment. Gastrointestinal- Increased incidence of diarrhea, decreased appetite, dehydration in elderly.
Giving Taxol Concentrate to a child under 12
- Severe Precaution: Rare reports of CNS toxicity. No safety and efficacy established in pediatrics.
CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.