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Regimen Information

For Taxol + Paraplatin, including Side Effects

Taxol + Paraplatin

Drugs in this Regimen:

For the treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

How Taxol + Paraplatin chemotherapy is given and possible side effects.

Taxol + Paraplatin for the treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer


Carboplatin (Paraplatin)

Paclitaxel (Taxol)

Chemotherapy is often given as a combination of drugs. Combinations usually work better than single drugs because different drugs kill cancer cells in different ways.


  • Anemia

  • Nausea & Vomiting

  • Mouth Sores

  • Risk of Infection

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Community Responses

Often, the most helpful information regarding treatment side effects comes not from clinical brochures, but rather from other patients like you. We've collected the most helpful community resources to help you prepare for the side effects and coping tips for your chemotherapy regimen.

What side effects did you experience while on this medication?

Hi, I'm Liz

I had all over bone pain from day one but extreme bone pain on the 3rd day. I took one Claritin and a couple of ibuprofen. Then ibuprofen only for the rest of the day. I also rested a lot. I didn’t get sick to my stomach, but did have to take extra vitamin D-3. This was for six months. I am now on Keytruda forever….

  • Thu Apr 18, 2019
Hi, I'm Tom

I had pain in my knees ankles and chins.
I took 2 tabs of hydrocodone.
I also propped my legs up when I ly down and kept them warm.
I also had diarea 3 days after treatment.
I took pills for it after 1 day I wanted to expell the chemo poision before I shut it off.

  • Sat Dec 1, 2012

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Treatment Overview

This chemotherapy regimen is commonly used to treat:

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