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Regimen Information

For Taxol + Paraplatin, including Side Effects

Taxol + Paraplatin

Drugs in this Regimen:

For the treatment of Head and Neck Cancer

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

5FU + Paraplatin for the treatment of Head and Neck Cancer

5FU + Paraplatin is a chemotherapy regimen used in the treatment of head and neck cancer. This treatment involves two chemotherapy drugs: paraplatin and fluorouracil, which is also known as 5FU.

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

  • Alopecia or Hair Loss

For more information, see the 'Expert Resources' tab below.

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 Potter

Neuropathy hands feet
Leg weakness
But it all helped! Great Dr., . White

  • Tue Jun 27, 2017
Hi, I'm Potter

Nueropathy – gabapentim
Hair loss – hat wig
Mouth sores – n/a
Exhaustion – walk a little eat salads and protein, veggies, mo carbs

  • Tue Jun 27, 2017

This discussion needs your voice!

What were the specific side effects that you experienced while taking this medication? How did you manage them?

What coping tips would you give to new patients on this regimen?

Hi, I'm Potter

Salveo gut health nutrition experts to helpw side effects of severe constipation and headaches

  • Tue Jun 27, 2017

This discussion needs your voice!

What do you wish you had known before taking this medication? What information would you like to pass on to patients who are beginning this medication?

Treatment Overview

This chemotherapy regimen is commonly used to treat:

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The Navigating Care Library includes articles about cancer, chemotherapy regimens and drugs from the the National Cancer Institute and other experts.