What are the side affects from having chemo abraxane/avactin when you take blood thinners warfin?

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What are the side affects from having chemo abraxane/avactin when you take blood thinners warfin?


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The Abraxane/Avastin chemotherapy regimen is showing good results in combatting metastatic breast cancer. However, these drugs are quite new and data about side effects and treatment effectiveness are still coming in.

Like all chemotherapy drugs, these two can lower blood cell counts.. Since Warfarin is a blood thinner, it's possible there could be some interaction, particularly if your platelet count drops.  This is such an in-depth medical question that you'll need to discuss it with your doctor.