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Active substance: Paclitaxel
Manufacturer: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Extract from the prescribing information:

"Anaphylaxis and severe hypersensitivity reactions characterized by dyspnea and hypotension requiring treatment, angioedema, and generalized urticaria have occurred in 2 to 4% of patients receiving TAXOL in clinical trials. Fatal reactions have occurred in patients despite premedication."

The above has been extracted from the Taxol prescribing information on the Bristol-Myers Squibb webpages.