Topic: TAXOL

HAS ANYBODY BEEN ON TAXOL OR KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT IT?

Re: TAXOL

Hi - I have not been on Taxol, but I looked it up on the following web site:

www.drugs.com/pro/taxol.html

It seems to be mostly for ovarian and breast cancer.  There is a warning about using it if bilirubin levels are elevated:

"Hepatic
There is limited evidence that the myelotoxicity of Taxol may be exacerbated in patients with serum total bilirubin >2 times ULN (see CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY). Extreme caution should be exercised when administering Taxol to such patients, with dose reduction as recommended in DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION, TABLE 17."

Hope this helps.

- Suzanne

Re: TAXOL

Lilly.....there are several postings in re: to TAXOL.  You may find it when using the search function.  Is it suggested with a combination of other agents?
Marion

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