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Regimen Information

For Cisplatin + Taxol, including Side Effects

Cisplatin + Taxol

Drugs in this Regimen:

For the treatment of Ovarian Cancer

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

Cisplatin + Taxol for the treatment of Ovarian Cancer

Cisplatin + Taxol (paclitaxel) is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer.

MOST COMMON SIDE EFFECTS OF CISPLATIN + TAXOL

  • Diarrhea

  • Nausea & Vomiting

  • Neuropathy

  • Anemia

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?

The following have been voted the 3 most helpful responses to this question.

I'm Laurie R W., and I'm a survivor of Recurrent Epethelial Ovarian Cancer

I had this treatment my 2nd time. Dec 2010 thru May 2011. Had Taxol for 2 wks. & Cisplatin/Taxol the next wk. I had these for 6 rounds. The more I had the worse I felt. Lost my hair after the 1st. round. Now I have some neurpathy from the Cisplatin. Stayed tired & had diarreha for a few days after long day treatment. Had medicine that did not help much. I pray for anyone having any kind of treatment. May God bless & keep you!!!!!

  • Thu Nov 8, 2012
I'm Joan M L., and I'm a survivor of Ovarian Cancer

I was diagnosis Stage three ovarian cancer January 2017. I just started my second round of cisplatin + taxol . I’m losing my hair, was tired after couple days after treatment, and have numbness in finger tips & toes. My Dr. wants me to take Vitamin E, folic acid, B6, B12 and magnesium. Has anyone taken these vitamins for side affects?

  • Sun Mar 19, 2017
Hi, I'm MickieG.

Not sure what side effects to expect with the combination of-Cisplatin/Abraxane/Avastin.

  • Fri Mar 25, 2016
Hi, I'm MickieG.

Not sure what side effects to expect with the combination of-Cisplatin/Abraxane/Avastin.

  • Fri Mar 25, 2016
I'm Joan M L., and I'm a survivor of Ovarian Cancer

I was diagnosis Stage three ovarian cancer January 2017. I just started my second round of cisplatin + taxol . I’m losing my hair, was tired after couple days after treatment, and have numbness in finger tips & toes. My Dr. wants me to take Vitamin E, folic acid, B6, B12 and magnesium. Has anyone taken these vitamins for side affects?

  • Sun Mar 19, 2017

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