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taxol test dose

  • 1.  taxol test dose

    Posted 07-31-2019 16:43

    Hi there,

    We currently run a slow 5 cc "test dose" of first-time Taxol, prior to setting the pump to regular infusion.

    Is anyone else doing this? Or do you have a different way of doing the test dose?

    Thanks, Dana



    Dana Cunningham RN MS OCN

    Oncology Manager

    Merle Cancer Care Center, Island Hospital


    Anacortes, Washington  98221


  • 2.  RE: taxol test dose

    Posted 08-01-2019 02:53
    We run it at 50 ml with vtbi 13 so its over 15 minutes then increase rate

    Teresa V. Gonzalez RN, BSN, OCN
    Huntington Beach, CA

  • 3.  RE: taxol test dose

    Posted 08-01-2019 07:01
    The practice I worked with we started Taxol at 100 ml per hour but stopped after1 ml for 30-45 seconds for the first 5 cc.. We then increased to full speed but stayed with the patient for a total volume of 25 ml. This was possible because the pharmacy would prime with drug for Taxol and Taxotere as well. At my current practice the pharmacy primes wth saline so this practice does not work.  At present the plan is simply to stay with the patient for 40 ml but at full rate.

    Eileen Devries RN
    Infusion Room Nurse
    Sunnyside NY

  • 4.  RE: taxol test dose

    Posted 08-01-2019 14:59

    Hello everyone.  My clinic runs 50 mL over 20 min the first 2 infusion.  After 20 min then we go to full rate.



    Jerri Pettersson, RN

    Atlanta Cancer Care

    7813 Spivey Station Blvd

    Lake Spivey, GA   30236