• Any one taking the chemo called red devil.

    Asked by Bonbon123 on Friday, February 22, 2013

    Any one taking the chemo called red devil.

    Was wondering what your side effects are.

    7 Answers from the Community

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    • nancyjac's Avatar
    • karen1956's Avatar

      I had the "red devil" adriamycin in a combo called "TAC" taxotere, adriamycin and cytoxin......I had lots of GI problems and onc put me on nexium to help with the GERD.....lost weight during chemo.....but even with side effects, I worked full time during chemo....had chemo on TH and went to work on Monday.....

      over 3 years ago
    • JennyMiller's Avatar

      Yes, I had the "red devil" as part of 4 of my 8 chemo sessions. It was a "push" instead of drip. I remember that within an hour or so, my urine would be red. Since it was part of a combo treatment, I am not sure which side effects it was responsible for. However, I never had nausea -- I remember a nagging cough at first -- some discomfort in the wall of my throat -- some bowel problems -- etc. Not too bad at all. Good Luck!

      over 3 years ago
    • Kimhoughton's Avatar

      I had the red devil but I called it Red Sunshine becasue I looked at it as though it was a life saver. I was getting cytoxin at the same time. I had no nausea at all. My worst side effects were from the neulasta shot I recieved every week to boost my white blood cells. I continued to work full time and was mainly just tired. Claritin helped a ton for the side effects fron the nuelasta shot.

      over 3 years ago
    • Debbie's Avatar

      Like JennyMIller, the red matter was given as a push for the first 4 of 8 chemo treatments. Any side effects were addressed immediately by my team. Don't hesitate to ask for help and don't be afraid to call your team if you need them. I had an issue with nausea. The meds they sent me home with weren' t working. I waited 2 days to give the meds "time to work". Finally called the doc's office and they called in a new and improved nausea med that was a lifesaver! I needlessly suffered. Best of luck to you.

      over 3 years ago
    • Baldredhead's Avatar

      I am getting six doses of red devil - in combination with my TAC chemo. I am four doses in, and can attest to the red urine, the hair loss, fatigue, etc......but one thing I have also learned is that everyone seems to react to it a bit differently. From reading blogs I saw also many reactions that I have not experienced. For example, I have been able to work throughout the chemo process, minus a couple of "crash" days per cycle. YOU CAN DO THIS!!!!!

      over 3 years ago
    • oldpaw's Avatar

      i've had it.. lucky one never bothered me.. eat like a pig. m d anderson hosp. houston, tx.
      the place to go for cancer treatement... looke'm up on line. make your own app. you will be dealing with the horses mouth , not his a$$.. they are the point of the needle in research and care. 7 years as num. one...
      5 yrs later and still going.. i'm surving , paw

      about 3 years ago

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