Taxotere is a commonly prescribed chemotherapy medication that is indicated for breast cancer, prostate cancer and certain types of lung cancers. Taxotere, and its’ other brand names Docefrez and Docetaxel, bring about serious side effects that other chemo drugs do not: permanent hair loss in about 10% of female patients.
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Common Taxotere side effects include: severe neutropenia, infection, severe thrombocytopenia, severe leukopenia, neutropenia, weakness, pain, increased serum aspartate aminotransferase, increased serum alanine aminotransferase, edema, peripheral edema, diarrhea, stomatitis, hypersensitivity, weight gain, myalgia, arthralgia, burning sensation, paresthesia, skin rash, alopecia, leukopenia, anemia, nausea, vomiting, fever, dysesthesia, thinning of nails, nail depigmentation, and nail hyperpigmentation.
Other side Taxotere effects include: increased serum alkaline phosphatase, desquamation, and increased serum bilirubin. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
As well as its needed effects, docetaxel (the active ingredient contained in Taxotere) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
If any of the following Taxotere side effects occur while taking docetaxel, check with your doctor or nurse immediately:
Common Taxotere side effects:
Less common Taxotere side effects:
Rare but serious Taxotere side effects:
Some Docetaxel side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:
Incidence not known:
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