Abraxane Neuropathy

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Abraxane: A Better Delivery System for Paclitaxel?

Like many other people, I had Taxol (paclitaxel) as part of my chemo. Both Taxol and its cousin Taxotere (docetaxel) need to be dissolved in a solvent before they are administered. My doctor explained to me that many patients are allergic to the solvent, so I would need premedication with steroids and antihistamines.

Fortunately for me, the premedications worked, and I had no problems. True, a Taxol infusion took a long time—over three hours—because slow administration of the drug reduces...

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