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Nerve pain or unusual sensations, neutropenia, and hair loss are the most common side effects reported by people using Abraxane. Reactions that occur rarely but are more serious include irregular heart rhythm, severe mouth sores, blood in the stool, or signs of an infection. If you develop any of these serious side effects, seek medical attention immediately.

An Introduction to Abraxane Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Abraxane® (protein-bound paclitaxel); however, not everyone who takes the medication will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate Abraxane quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can be treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Abraxane. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Common Side Effects of Abraxane

Abraxane has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials, in which a group of people taking the drug have side effects documented. This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they occur, and how they compare to people not taking this drug. In these studies, the most common side effects of Abraxane included:
 
Other common Abraxane side effects, occurring in 2 to 27 percent of people, included:
 
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