Dear Chris: I have included
information to help you understand what is happening. Chemo builds up in
the body and therefore can also take some time to completely leave the
body. I have heard of people on Taxol having flu like symptoms. I
was very happy to hear that your father has gone five year's, that is
great. Also that his platelets are good, gosh that is great. Welcome
to our forum, warmly, your friend, lillian
if leaking, can cause severe damage to the skin and the underlying tissues.
Among them are:
is used to prevent or minimize nausea and vomiting caused by cancer
chemotherapy, radiation therapy, anesthesia, and
Before taking Zofran:
Inform your physician if you have or have ever
had liver disease.
Inform your physician and pharmacist if you are
allergic to Zofran or any other drugs.
Inform your physician if you are pregnant, plan
to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while
taking Zofran, notify your physician.
As with any new medication, tell your physician
and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are
taking, including vitamins.
What SIDE EFFECTS can this medicine
cause? Although side effects from Zofran are not common, they
can occur. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your
Chest pain, irregular heartbeat or difficulty
Dizziness, weakness or drowsiness
Stomach pain, constipation or diarrhea
Warnings and precautions: This drug can cause a
decrease in the number of all types of blood cells in your bone
marrow. Your doctor will monitor your blood values before, during,
and after your treatment .Do not have any vaccinations such as
measles or flu shots without talking to your physician.
Taxol can cause
liver damage. Before taking this drug tell your physician:
If you are
allergic to this or any other drugs.
prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking,
especially aspirin and vitamins.
If you have or
have ever had heart, kidney, or liver disease.
You should not
plan to have children while receiving chemotherapy or for a
specified period of time after treatments. Discuss the risks of
pregnancy or conception before and after chemotherapy with your
physician. This drug may interfere with the normal menstrual cycle
in women and may affect or stop sperm production in men. Do not
assume that you are not capable of becoming pregnant or that you
cannot impregnate someone else. Pregnant women or women who are
breast-feeding should tell their doctors before taking this drug.
Use a reliable method of birth control to prevent pregnancy. This
drug may harm the fetus.
POSSIBLE ALLERGIC REACTION: A reaction may occur during the
administration of this medication. Prior to treatment you should
receive medication to help prevent these reactions. With the use of
these preventive medications, the allergic reactions are uncommon or
lessened. Your nurse or physician will monitor you carefully during
the infusion to treat these effects if they occur.
commonly treated with this drug:
Head and neck
from this drug are common and include:
appetite or weight
doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or persist for several
doctor immediately if you experience any of the following
tingling or pain
breath or wheezing
the lower extremities such as feet or ankles or other body
Weight gain or
Red or reddish
bruising or bleeding
faintness or dizziness
Back pain or
pain in your side
and other flu-like symptoms
normal bowel habits for more than 2 days
Subject: [MOL] Questions about lasting
effects of chemotherapy
I need to know if anyone has experienced the same
effects as my Dad
(aged 75) who is going through chemotherapy for
small cell lung cancer.
My father has only one lobe of one lung
left. He has survived for five years
by having pieces of his lungs surgically removed
and then he had chemo.
He has not needed to be on oxygen and even now
his doctors say he doesn't need to be on oxygen. He tolerated all this very well even the chemo until this last
Three weeks ago, he was treated with Taxol
100mg, Zofran 2mg, Dexamethosone 4 mg, Zantac 25mg and Paraplation 50mg and
Ever since he has had chills and hot flashes,
feels weak with flu like symptoms, the skin on his hands blistered and
peeled all off. His oncologist says the chemicals can't be causing these
continuous symptoms. Theye checked for an infrection in the blood and
none was found. White counts and othet counts are ok.
Does anyone have any ideas on what a cause and or
treatment for this can be? We are desperate for some help .