Changing Paclitaxel to Abraxane

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I have just been informed by my Oncologist .. because I had a bad reaction to the Paclitaxel last week, they are changing it to Abraxane....

This will be 3 weekly, and not every week as before.

Has everyone else had this change due to a reaction to Paclitaxel?


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  • I have had both formulations, the only difference is what the active ingredients are suspended in. Abraxane (also called NAB-Paclitaxel) is non albumin bound and as such is less likely to cause issues at infusion time. The reason I have had both was because I have been treated twice, not because I had a reaction. I did find NAB-Paclitaxel easier, however I had it weekly, not 3-weekly.