ac takes 3 hrs will taxol drip take as long as ac
Cindy, could be shorter, could be longer. Depends on your reaction to taxol. Some women are quite allergic, and need to take Benadryl and have the taxol administered very slowly. Others are fine, and it goes more quickly. You won't know till the first time you have it. For a baseline timeframe at your cancer center or hospital, please ask one of the chemo nurses. Good luck - PJH
Cindy, my doctor administered the Taxol very slowly, and as I recall it took at least as long or longer than the AC. I left work at lunch, and it usually took the rest of the afternoon. As PJ mentioned, people are more likely to have an allergic reaction to Taxol than some of the other chemos, so they will give you the premeds and then watch you very carefully for the first part of the procedure. One good thing about Taxol compared to AC is that it is less likely to make you nauseated. My energy level was also better on Taxol than AC. The only work I missed while on Taxol was for my medical appointments. I didn't have the energy to go to work during most of AC. Of course, everyone responds to medications differently.
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