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Regimen Information

For Taxol, including Side Effects


Drugs in this Regimen:

For the treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

How Taxol chemotherapy is given and possible side effects.

Taxol for the treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Taxol (paclitaxel) is a drug used in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer.


  • Neuropathy

  • Nausea & Vomiting

  • Mouth Sores

  • Diarrhea

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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 Margaret A B.

Neuropathy ,bad joint pain and cramps in legs

  • Sat Mar 21, 2015
Hi, I'm budda

joint and muscle pain. I use heating pads , motrin, bengay.sitting in a hot bath also helps.terrible pain that lasts for about 5 days.

  • Wed Jul 18, 2018

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Treatment Overview

This chemotherapy regimen is commonly used to treat:

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