Taxol Drug Interactions

When certain medications like rifamycin antibiotics or protease inhibitors are taken with Taxol, drug interactions may occur. These interactions can increase the level of Taxol in your blood, which can increase your risk of developing potentially negative side effects. Other medicines that may cause Taxol drug interactions include certain anticonvulsants, "live" vaccinations, and certain antibiotics or antifungals.

Taxol Drug Interactions: An Overview

Taxol® (paclitaxel) can potentially interact with other medications. Some of the medicines that may lead to Taxol drug interactions include:
  • Certain antibiotics or antifungals, including:


    • Clarithromycin (Biaxin®)
    • Erythromycin (Ery-Tab®)
    • Isoniazid (Nydrazid®)
    • Itraconazole (Sporanox®)
    • Ketoconazole (Nizoral®)
    • Miconazole
    • Telithromycin (Ketek®)


  • Certain anticonvulsants, including:





  • Protease inhibitors, such as:



  • Rifamycin antibiotics, including rifabutin (Mycobutin®), rifampin (Rifadin®), and rifapentine (Priftin®).
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