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Cough and shortness of breath on Placlitaxel


Re: Cough and shortness of breath on Placlitaxel

Hi Drummerswidow


Thank you for posting here. 


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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Cough and shortness of breath on Placlitaxel

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.


Should I be concerned?