#IVTEAM #Intravenous products: MHRA report “Abraxane (paclitaxel, formulated as albumin-bound nanoparticles) is a treatment for metastatic breast cancer in patients who have not responded to first-line treatment, or for whom standard anthracycline-containing therapy is not indicated. There have been reports from Europe of thin, translucent or white-to-yellow proteinaceous strands (1–2 mm in length) being observed during visual inspection of bags of reconstituted paclitaxel suspension for intravenous infusion. The cause of these strands is thought to be an interaction between albumin and silicone oil lubricant within medical devices such as syringes and locks of intravenous bags.”
Other intravenous and vascular access resources that may be of interest (External links – IVTEAM has no responsibility for content).
- Guide for intravenous chemotherapy and associated vascular access devices from Macmillan.
- CancerUK IV chemotherapy information.