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side effects, nutrient depletions, herbal interactions and health notes:
• This drug should not be used in people who have an allergy to castor oil.1
• There are some preliminary reports suggesting glutamine may be helpful in reducing mucositis and joint pain associated with Taxol use.2
References1 Facts and Comparisons, Clinisphere 2.0, Wolters Kluwer Company, 2000
1 McKevoy GK, ed. AHFS Drug Information. Bethesda, MD: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, 2000.
2 Savarese D, Boucher J, Corey B. Glutamine treatment of paclitaxel-induced myalgias and arthralgias. J Clin Oncol 1998;16:3918-19 [letter].
2 Cockerham MB, Weinberger BB, Lerchie SB. Oral glutamine for the prevention of oral mucositis associated with high-dose paclitaxel and melphalan for autologous bone marrow transplantation. Ann Pharmacother. 2000 Mar;34(3):300-3.
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