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Abraxane Side Effects

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Abraxane | Protein-bound paclitaxel may cause side effects:
  • pain, redness, swelling, or sores in the place where the medication was injected
  • weakness
  • muscle or joint pain
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • stomach pain
  • sores in the mouth
  • hair loss
Some side effects can be serious:
  • numbness, burning, or tingling in the hands or feet
  • pale skin
  • excessive tiredness
  • unusual bruising or bleeding
  • chest pain
  • slow or irregular heartbeat
  • fainting
  • hardening, darkening, or peeling of the skin in the area where the medication was injected
  • blistering or peeling skin
There is an associated “black box” warning attached to this drug.  Protein-bound paclitaxel particles therapy is usually forbidden from being administered to patients with metastatic breast cancer who’ve got a baseline neutrophils count of less than 1500 cells/mm.  In addition to that, it is further recommended that frequent peripheral blood cell counts should be performed on all patients to monitor for the occurrence of suppression of bone marrow.  Furthermore, albumin formulations can substantially affect functional properties relative to solution formulations of this drug. If you or a loved one has suffered serious adverse reactions as a result of taking this drug, please do not hesitate to contact someone who can help you.