Like any drug, paclitaxel can cause side effects. However, everyone reacts differently to drugs and some people have more side effects than others.
Paclitaxel doesn’t commonly cause a dry cough or breathlessness though, so having a scan will help your oncologist find out the cause for you.
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Not sure if this is the right place to ask. I am suffering from a dry cough and breathlessness on on Placlitaxel. I have mentioned it to the chemo nurses and also my Oncologist. I’m having a CT chest tomorrow afternoon to rule out PE. I know this is a rare side effect but I am concerned and my team don’t seem to be taking any notice. I suffer with paroxysmal AF as well and have noticed my heart sometimes increases.