Active Ingredient(s):Paclitaxel FDA Approved: * December 29, 1992 Pharm Company: *BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB Category:Cancer
Paclitaxel (PTX), sold under the brand name Taxol among others, is a chemotherapy medication used to treat a number of types of cancer. This includes ovarian cancer, esophageal cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, Kaposi's sarcoma, cervical cancer, and pancreatic cancer. It is administered by intravenous injection. There is also an albumin-bound formulation.
Common side effects include hair loss, bone marrow suppressio...
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