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  • Taxol
    Taxol is a medicine that is used alone or in combination with other drugs to treat various types of cancer. This eMedTV Web page offers a more in-depth look at Taxol, including its specific uses, possible side effects, and dosing information.
  • Taxol (Paclitaxel) Drug Information
    This part of the eMedTV site offers some basic drug information on Taxol (paclitaxel), a cancer medication. This article describes how it is administered, lists some of the potential side effects, and provides a link to more detailed information.
  • Taxol and Breastfeeding
    Women are generally advised to avoid breastfeeding while taking Taxol. This article from the eMedTV archives offers more information on Taxol and breastfeeding, including a description of the possible risks involved.
  • Taxol and Hair Loss
    Hair loss is one of the most common side effects reported with Taxol. This eMedTV article offers more information on Taxol and hair loss, including an explanation of when hair loss usually starts and suggestions on what to do if hair loss occurs.
  • Taxol and Pregnancy
    Taxol is potentially dangerous for pregnant women to use. This page on the eMedTV Web site further discusses Taxol and pregnancy, including information on the side effects that have been seen in pregnant animals exposed to the drug.
  • Taxol Breast Cancer Medicine
    As explained in this eMedTV segment, Taxol is a type of medicine used for breast cancer and ovarian cancer, among other conditions. This article gives a brief introduction to using Taxol for breast cancer and provides a link to more information.
  • Taxol Chemotherapy Information
    This part of the eMedTV site offers some basic drug information on Taxol, a chemotherapy drug that may be used alone or with other medications to treat ovarian cancer, breast cancer, and other types of cancer. A link to more details is also provided.
  • Taxol Dangers
    You may not be able to use Taxol safely if you have certain conditions, such as a low neutrophil count. This eMedTV article explores potential dangers of Taxol and explains some of the issues to be aware of before starting treatment.
  • Taxol Dosage
    The Taxol dose your doctor prescribes will depend on the type of cancer you have and your height and weight. This eMedTV Web page offers other information on Taxol dosing, including a list of other factors that will help determine your dosage.
  • Taxol Drug Class
    Taxol is a prescription medication that is part of a group of chemotherapy medications called taxanes. This eMedTV article takes a closer look at this drug class, explains how Taxol works, and provides a link to more detailed information.
  • Taxol Drug Interactions
    Protease inhibitors, certain antibiotics, and "live" vaccinations may cause Taxol drug interactions. This eMedTV page lists other medicines that may interact with Taxol and describes the potentially negative problems that may occur as a result.
  • Taxol for Lung Cancer
    If you have non-small cell lung cancer, your healthcare provider may recommend treatment with Taxol. This eMedTV segment offers a brief overview of how this drug is used for lung cancer and provides a link to more detailed information.
  • Taxol for Ovarian Cancer
    If you have advanced ovarian cancer, your doctor may recommend a chemotherapy drug called Taxol. This eMedTV page talks about using Taxol for this type of cancer and offers a brief explanation of how it works. A link to more information is also provided.
  • Taxol Indications
    Treating breast cancer and ovarian cancer are among the many uses (or "indications") of Taxol. This part of the eMedTV Web library talks about the uses for this chemotherapy drug, including information on possible off-label (unapproved) uses.
  • Taxol IV
    As this part of the eMedTV site explains, Taxol is a chemotherapy drug that is given through an IV (intravenously). This article offers an overview of Taxol and explains what to discuss with your healthcare provider before starting treatment.
  • Taxol Risks
    Taxol is known to cause side effects like anemia, nerve pain, and slow heart rate. This eMedTV Web article looks at the risks associated with Taxol, explaining some of the drug's safety precautions and potential side effects.
  • Taxol Safety
    The chemotherapy drug Taxol can cause life-threatening allergic reactions. Therefore, as explained in this eMedTV article, your doctor will give you certain medications before each dose. This Web page takes a look at the safety concerns with Taxol.
  • Taxol Side Effects
    The most common Taxol side effects seen in clinical trials include hair loss, diarrhea, and leukopenia. This eMedTV resource lists other possible side effects seen with the drug, including rare but serious problems that should be reported to a doctor.
  • Taxol Treatment for Cancer
    As this eMedTV article explains, Taxol is used to treat various types of cancer, such as breast cancer, lung cancer, and ovarian cancer. This Web page gives an overview of the drug's uses and explains how this type of chemotherapy is administered.
  • Taxol Uses
    Taxol is used for treating various types of cancer, including breast, lung, and ovarian cancer. This eMedTV segment describes how the medication works, lists possible "off-label" Taxol uses, and explains whether the drug can be used in children.
  • Taxol Warnings and Precautions
    Taxol can potentially cause life-threatening allergic reactions. This eMedTV article explains how to prevent these allergic reactions and lists other Taxol warnings and precautions, including information on who should not take the medication.
  • Taxotere
    Taxotere is a drug that is approved to treat breast cancer, prostate cancer, and other types of cancer. This eMedTV article offers a more in-depth look at Taxotere and its specific uses, side effects, and information on how the medication is given.
  • Taxotere (Docetaxel) Drug Information
    This portion of the eMedTV site offers some basic drug information on Taxotere (docetaxel), a chemotherapy medication. This article gives a brief overview of how it is given and lists some common side effects. A link to more details is also included.
  • Taxotere and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV resource explains that it is typically not recommended to breastfeed while taking Taxotere because it is not known if the drug passes through breast milk. This page describes what to do if you are taking Taxotere and breastfeeding.
  • Taxotere and Hair Loss
    Hair loss is one of the most common side effects of Taxotere. This portion of the eMedTV archives offers more information on Taxotere and hair loss, including an explanation of when hair loss usually starts and some tips for dealing with hair loss.
  • Taxotere and Pregnancy
    Taxotere is potentially dangerous for pregnant women to use. This part of the eMedTV library discusses the results of animal studies involving Taxotere and pregnancy, explaining how the drug caused miscarriages when given to pregnant rats and rabbits.
  • Taxotere Benefits
    If you have breast cancer or non-small cell lung cancer, your healthcare provider may recommend Taxotere. This eMedTV article briefly discusses the potential benefits of Taxotere and provides a link to more information on this type of chemotherapy.
  • Taxotere Breast Cancer Medicine
    As this eMedTV segment explains, Taxotere is a prescription drug used to treat certain types of cancer, including breast cancer. This article gives a brief overview of this chemotherapy medicine and includes a link to more details on the topic.
  • Taxotere Chemotherapy Information
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, Taxotere is used for several types of cancer, including breast cancer and prostate cancer. This article offers some basic information on Taxotere, such as possible side effects and how this form of chemotherapy is given.
  • Taxotere Dangers
    If you have congestive heart failure, Taxotere may not be right for you. This part of the eMedTV site takes a closer look at why Taxotere may be dangerous for certain people and explains some of the safety issues to be aware of before starting treatment.
  • Taxotere Dosage
    The Taxotere dose your physician prescribes will depend on several factors, such as your height and weight. This eMedTV resource describes these factors in more detail and provides information on when and how you will receive the Taxotere dosage.
  • Taxotere Drug Class
    Taxotere is a prescription drug that is part of a group of chemotherapy medications called taxanes. This eMedTV segment takes a closer look at this drug class, explains how Taxotere works, and provides a link to more detailed information.
  • Taxotere Drug Interactions
    Certain antibiotics, "live" vaccines, and some seizure medicines may cause Taxotere drug interactions. This eMedTV article lists other medications that may cause Taxotere interactions and describes the problems that these interactions can cause.
  • Taxotere for Ovarian Cancer
    Although not approved for this use, Taxotere is sometimes prescribed to treat ovarian cancer. This eMedTV selection gives a brief description of using Taxotere for this purpose and includes a link to more detailed information on this topic.
  • Taxotere Indications
    One of the common uses (indications) for Taxotere is the treatment of breast cancer. This eMedTV article talks about the specific types of cancer that Taxotere is used for and provides a link to more detailed information on the topic.
  • Taxotere Pills
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, Taxotere is not taken as a pill -- it is given intravenously. This article takes a closer look at how the chemotherapy drug is administered and provides a link to more detailed information on it.
  • Taxotere Problems
    Anemia and hair loss are some of the problems reported by people using Taxotere. However, as this eMedTV article explains, most people are able to take it safely. This resource covers other problems that may occur and links to more detailed information.
  • Taxotere Safety
    Taxotere increases your risk of infections and fluid retention. This eMedTV article looks at some of the other safety issues to be aware of before starting treatment with Taxotere. A link to more detailed information on this topic is also included.
  • Taxotere Side Effects
    A few of the most common Taxotere side effects include hair loss, anemia, and low white blood cells. This eMedTV Web page lists other possible side effects seen with this drug, including the more serious ones that may require prompt medical attention.
  • Taxotere Strengths
    As this eMedTV page explains, Taxotere comes in one strength, but a person's dosage will vary. This article looks at the factors that will affect your dose, with a link to more details on using this chemotherapy medication properly.
  • Taxotere Treatment Information
    Taxotere is prescribed for the treatment of many types of cancer, including prostate cancer. This eMedTV page offers more information on this cancer treatment, explaining who can use Taxotere and what your doctor can do to prevent complications.
  • Taxotere Uses
    Taxotere is used for treating various types of cancer, including breast, lung, and prostate cancer. This eMedTV page describes how the medication works to stop cancer cells from growing and multiplying, and lists possible "off-label" Taxotere uses.
  • Taxotere Warnings and Precautions
    Taxotere can potentially cause anemia, nerve problems, and other serious conditions. This selection on the eMedTV Web site explains other Taxotere warnings and precautions, including information on who should not take the medication.
  • Thioplex
    Thioplex is a drug licensed to treat bladder cancer, breast cancer, and a variety of other cancers. This eMedTV article outlines more details on this prescription medicine, with information on how it works, dosing instructions, side effects, and more.
  • Thioplex 15 Mg
    As this eMedTV page explains, a doctor may prescribe 15 mg of Thioplex to treat certain cancer symptoms or to reduce fluid accumulation due to cancer. This article takes a brief look at dosing guidelines for this drug and offers a link to more details.
  • Thioplex and Breastfeeding
    It is unknown if Thioplex (thiotepa) passes through breast milk, or if it would harm a nursing infant. This eMedTV Web page gives an explanation on why the manufacturer of this drug typically recommends women not use Thioplex while breastfeeding.
  • Thioplex and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV article contains a discussion on the safety concerns of using Thioplex (thiotepa) during pregnancy. It takes a look at the serious problems that may occur and explains why women should use birth control during treatment with this drug.
  • Thioplex Chemotherapy Information
    As explained in this eMedTV page, Thioplex is a drug prescribed to treat breast cancer, bladder cancer, and a number of other types of cancer. This page presents more information on this chemotherapy drug, along with associated safety issues.
  • Thioplex Dosage
    As this eMedTV article explains, your weight and various other factors will be used to determine your dosage of Thioplex. This drug is given as an injection into a vein or body cavity every one to four weeks. More dosing tips are covered in this article.
  • Thioplex Drug Interactions
    Dangerous complications may occur if you combine Thioplex with certain drugs. This eMedTV resource outlines a number of interactions that may occur, and describes some of the ways your healthcare provider may help reduce your risk for problems.
  • Thioplex Overdose
    As this eMedTV segment explains, an overdose of Thioplex (thiotepa) may cause problems such as infections or anemia. This article examines other possible effects of an overdose and explains some of the ways these problems may be treated.
  • Thioplex Side Effects
    As described in this eMedTV page, possible Thioplex side effects include headaches, weakness, and dizziness. This resource also covers warnings on potentially dangerous problems that can occur with this chemotherapy drug and require immediate treatment.
  • Thioplex Uses
    Thioplex is prescribed to treat Hodgkin's disease, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, and other types of cancer. This eMedTV page examines other possible uses for Thioplex, including unapproved uses. A description of how the drug works is also included.
  • Thioplex Warnings and Precautions
    Allergic reactions, drug interactions, and other serious problems are associated with using Thioplex. This eMedTV selection contains a list of safety precautions to be aware of with Thioplex, including warnings for people who should not use this drug.
  • Tomoxifen
    Tamoxifen, as this eMedTV Web page explains, has been approved to treat and prevent specific types of breast cancer. Dosing information and a few side effects seen with the drug are also described. Tomoxifen is a common misspelling of tamoxifen.
  • Treatments for Breast Cancer
    Several different treatments for breast cancer are available, both local and systemic. This eMedTV resource explains what these terms mean and gives specific examples. It also describes when each approach may be used.
  • Tycerb
    Tykerb is a drug that is used to treat metastatic breast cancer that has not responded to other treatments. This eMedTV article briefly explains how the drug works and lists possible side effects. Tycerb is a common misspelling of Tykerb.
  • Tykerb
    Tykerb is a drug licensed to treat metastatic breast cancer. This eMedTV page describes the effects of Tykerb, explains what to know before taking the drug, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
  • Tykerb and Breastfeeding
    In general, women are advised to stop breastfeeding if they are taking Tykerb. This eMedTV Web page discusses Tykerb and breastfeeding in more detail and explains the potential side effects or complications that may occur in the nursing infant.
  • Tykerb and Insomnia
    Insomnia is a side effect that may occur with the use of Tykerb. This page of the eMedTV Web site further discusses the link between Tykerb and insomnia, explains how common the side effect is, and lists suggestions for improving sleep habits.
  • Tykerb and Pregnancy
    Taking Tykerb during pregnancy could be harmful to the unborn child. This section of the eMedTV library offers more information on Tykerb and pregnancy, and explains what complications may occur when a pregnant women takes the medicine.
  • Tykerb Dosage
    The recommended Tykerb dosage for the treatment of breast cancer is 1250 mg or 1500 a day. This article from the eMedTV Web site offers more detailed Tykerb dosing guidelines and provides suggestions for how and when to take the medication.
  • Tykerb Drug Interactions
    Medicines that may cause Tykerb drug interactions include nicardipine, repaglinide, and nefazodone. As this eMedTV article explains, these interactions can increase your risk of heart failure or an irregular heart rhythm called QT prolongation.
  • Tykerb for Breast Cancer
    As this eMedTV segment explains, metastatic breast cancer that has not responded to treatment with other medications may be treated with Tykerb. This article briefly describes this medicine and includes a link to more information.
  • Tykerb Overdose
    If you take too much Tykerb, overdose symptoms may occur, such as vomiting or diarrhea. As this eMedTV article explains, the most appropriate treatment for a Tykerb overdose is not known, but supportive care may be the best option.
  • Tykerb Side Effects
    Mouth sores, nausea, and vomiting are among the common Tykerb side effects. This eMedTV segment lists the most common side effects of the drug and also includes a list of potentially serious problems that should be reported to a doctor.
  • Tykerb Uses
    Tykerb is used for treating breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. This eMedTV resource describes how the medication works and explains whether there are any off-label Tykerb uses.
  • Tykerb Warnings and Precautions
    Tykerb can increase your risk of a life-threatening irregular heart rhythm called QT prolongation. This eMedTV article contains other Tykerb warnings and precautions, and offers information on who should not take the cancer medication.
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