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Common Taxotere Side Effects


The most commonly reported Taxotere side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Dyspnoea (353)
Diarrhoea (295)
Interstitial Lung Disease (276)
Pyrexia (227)
Febrile Neutropenia (202)
Neutropenia (196)
Nausea (194)
Dehydration (193)
Asthenia (154)
Vomiting (146)
Hypotension (132)
Abdominal Pain (131)
Anaemia (122)
Fatigue (121)
White Blood Cell Count Decreased (112)
Respiratory Failure (106)
Haemoglobin Decreased (97)
Pneumonia (95)
Neutrophil Count Decreased (92)
Renal Failure (88)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Taxotere Side Effects Reported to FDA



Taxotere Side Effect Report#9995697
Spinal Pain, Chest Pain
This is a report of a 44-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Taxotere (dosage: Loading Dose, start time:
Dec 13, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Spinal Pain, Chest Pain after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Taxotere treatment in female patients, resulting in Spinal Pain side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Taxotere Side Effect Report#9995645
Atrial Fibrillation, Electrolyte Imbalance, Febrile Neutropenia, Pyrexia
This report suggests a potential Taxotere Atrial Fibrillation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 82-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from BR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: prostate cancer and used Taxotere (dosage: Frequency-every 21 Day) starting
Jan 02, 2014. After starting Taxotere the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Atrial Fibrillation, Electrolyte Imbalance, Febrile Neutropenia, PyrexiaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Tenormin
  • Metformin
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid
  • Simvastatin
  • Losartan
  • Amlodipine
  • Prednisone
  • Omeprazole
The patient was hospitalized. Although Taxotere demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Atrial Fibrillation, may still occur.
Taxotere Side Effect Report#9995606
Febrile Neutropenia, Malaise, Diarrhoea, Shock, Thrombocytopenia, Metabolic Acidosis, Cardiac Arrest, Pneumonia, Productive Cough
This Febrile Neutropenia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from TW. A 50-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Feb 10, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Taxotere (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Granulocyte Colony-stimulating Factor Nos
  • Maxipime
When using Taxotere, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Febrile Neutropenia, Malaise, Diarrhoea, Shock, Thrombocytopenia, Metabolic Acidosis, Cardiac Arrest, Pneumonia, Productive CoughAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Febrile Neutropenia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Taxotere Side Effect Report#9992082
Metastases To Bone, Pleural Effusion, Lung Infiltration, Disease Progression, Metastases To Liver, Nervous System Disorder
This Metastases To Bone side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from DK. A 54-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: breast cancer.The patient was prescribed Taxotere (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Eribulin Mesilate
  • Femar
  • Gemzar
  • Herceptin
  • Lapatinib
  • Tamoxifen
  • Taxol
  • Vinorelbine
.After starting to take Taxotere the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Metastases To Bone, Pleural Effusion, Lung Infiltration, Disease Progression, Metastases To Liver, Nervous System DisorderThese side effects may potentially be related to Taxotere.
Taxotere Side Effect Report#9961542
Invasive Ductal Breast Carcinoma, Depression, Anxiety, Neuropathy Peripheral, Diarrhoea
This is a report of a 52-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: breast cancer,anxiety,colitis ulcerative, who was treated with Taxotere (dosage: NA, start time:
Apr 10, 2010), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Invasive Ductal Breast Carcinoma, Depression, Anxiety, Neuropathy Peripheral, Diarrhoea after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Taxotere treatment in female patients, resulting in Invasive Ductal Breast Carcinoma side effect.
Taxotere Side Effect Report#9953215
Cystoid Macular Oedema, Retinal Disorder, Visual Acuity Reduced
This report suggests a potential Taxotere Cystoid Macular Oedema side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 65-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: breast cancer metastatic and used Taxotere (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Taxotere the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Cystoid Macular Oedema, Retinal Disorder, Visual Acuity ReducedAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Bevacizumab
The patient was hospitalized. Although Taxotere demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Cystoid Macular Oedema, may still occur.
Taxotere Side Effect Report#9951844
Feeling Abnormal, Alopecia, Depression
This Feeling Abnormal problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: breast cancer. On 200808 this consumer started treatment with Taxotere (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Taxotere, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Feeling Abnormal, Alopecia, DepressionAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Feeling Abnormal, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Taxotere Side Effect Report#9940754
Pyrexia, Cough
This Pyrexia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from TW. A 50-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Taxotere (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Feb 10, 2014. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Taxotere the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Pyrexia, CoughThese side effects may potentially be related to Taxotere.
Taxotere Side Effect Report#9940681
Blood Bilirubin Decreased, Haemoglobin Decreased, Red Cell Distribution Width Increased, Mean Platelet Volume Decreased, Lymphocyte Count Decreased, Lymphocyte Count Decreased, Oral Herpes, Nasopharyngitis, Cough
This is a report of a 37-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from CA, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: breast cancer, who was treated with Taxotere (dosage: NA, start time:
Jun 22, 2012), combined with:
  • Perjeta
  • Herceptin
  • Caltrate
  • Denosumab (D-care (injection Every 3 Months With Denosumab))
  • Viaderm-kc
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Blood Bilirubin Decreased, Haemoglobin Decreased, Red Cell Distribution Width Increased, Mean Platelet Volume Decreased, Lymphocyte Count Decreased, Lymphocyte Count Decreased, Oral Herpes, Nasopharyngitis, Cough after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Taxotere treatment in female patients, resulting in Blood Bilirubin Decreased side effect.
Taxotere Side Effect Report#9928691
Hepatocellular Injury
This report suggests a potential Taxotere Hepatocellular Injury side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 70-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from FR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: lung neoplasm malignant and used Taxotere (dosage: NA) starting
Nov 19, 2013. After starting Taxotere the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Hepatocellular InjuryAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Cisplatine
  • Solumedrol
  • Zophren
  • Emend
  • Primperan
Although Taxotere demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Hepatocellular Injury, may still occur.
Taxotere Side Effect Report#9927865
Vomiting, Abdominal Pain, Enterocolitis, Neutropenia, Shock, Pleural Effusion, Respiratory Failure, Systemic Candida, Oedema
This Vomiting problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 51-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: invasive ductal breast carcinoma. On NS this consumer started treatment with Taxotere (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Taxotere, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Vomiting, Abdominal Pain, Enterocolitis, Neutropenia, Shock, Pleural Effusion, Respiratory Failure, Systemic Candida, OedemaThe patient was hospitalized and became disabled.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Vomiting, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Taxotere Side Effect Report#9925845
Asthenia, Pyrexia, Decreased Appetite, Dysphagia, Anaemia, Thrombocytopenia, Hyponatraemia, Hyperkalaemia, Leukopenia
This Asthenia side effect was reported by a physician from DZ. A 46-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: breast cancer metastatic.The patient was prescribed Taxotere (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Feb 06, 2014. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Herceptin
.After starting to take Taxotere the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Asthenia, Pyrexia, Decreased Appetite, Dysphagia, Anaemia, Thrombocytopenia, Hyponatraemia, Hyperkalaemia, LeukopeniaThese side effects may potentially be related to Taxotere. The patient was hospitalized.
Taxotere Side Effect Report#9910197
Alopecia
This is a report of a 33-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: breast cancer stage i, who was treated with Taxotere (dosage: 75mg/m2 Every 21 Days Into A Vein, start time:
Mar 28, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Alopecia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Taxotere treatment in female patients, resulting in Alopecia side effect.
Taxotere Side Effect Report#9893532
Prostatic Specific Antigen Increased, Hypotension, Haemoglobin Decreased
This report suggests a potential Taxotere Prostatic Specific Antigen Increased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 65-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from IN was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: prostate cancer and used Taxotere (dosage: NA) starting
Sep 23, 2013. After starting Taxotere the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Prostatic Specific Antigen Increased, Hypotension, Haemoglobin DecreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Taxotere demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Prostatic Specific Antigen Increased, may still occur.
Taxotere Side Effect Report#9888338
Shock
This Shock problem was reported by a pharmacist from JP. A 57-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: non-small cell lung cancer. On
Jan 30, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Taxotere (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Taxotere, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: ShockAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Shock, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Taxotere Side Effect Report#9852830
Diarrhoea, Dehydration, Hypotonia
This Diarrhoea side effect was reported by a physician from RU. A 39-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: breast cancer.The patient was prescribed Taxotere (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jan 03, 2014. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Dexamethasone
  • Ondansetron
  • Cyclophosphamide
.After starting to take Taxotere the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Diarrhoea, Dehydration, HypotoniaThese side effects may potentially be related to Taxotere. The patient was hospitalized.
Taxotere Side Effect Report#9852447
This is a report of a 52-year-old patient (weight: NA) from AU, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: bladder transitional cell carcinoma metastatic, who was treated with Taxotere (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Taxotere treatment in patients, resulting in Death side effect.
Taxotere Side Effect Report#9822168
Colon Gangrene, Clostridial Infection
This report suggests a potential Taxotere Colon Gangrene side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 67-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from FR was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: mastectomy and used Taxotere (dosage: NA) starting
Sep 05, 2013. After starting Taxotere the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Colon Gangrene, Clostridial InfectionAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Endoxan
  • Herceptin (Strength: 150 Mg)
Although Taxotere demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Colon Gangrene, may still occur.
Taxotere Side Effect Report#9814767
Malignant Neoplasm Progression
This Malignant Neoplasm Progression problem was reported by a physician from US. A 78-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On 2011 this consumer started treatment with Taxotere (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Taxotere, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Malignant Neoplasm ProgressionAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Malignant Neoplasm Progression, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Taxotere Side Effect Report#9814766
Lacrimation Increased
This Lacrimation Increased side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 61-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Taxotere (drug dosage: Taken To-about A Year Ago), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Taxol
.After starting to take Taxotere the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Lacrimation IncreasedThese side effects may potentially be related to Taxotere.
Taxotere Side Effect Report#9814762
Neutropenia
This is a report of a 54-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Taxotere (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Neutropenia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Taxotere treatment in female patients, resulting in Neutropenia side effect.
Taxotere Side Effect Report#9814761
Dehydration
This report suggests a potential Taxotere Dehydration side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 54-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Taxotere (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Taxotere the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: DehydrationAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Taxotere demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Dehydration, may still occur.
Taxotere Side Effect Report#9814760
Infection, Hypersensitivity, Skin Lesion, Weight Decreased
This Infection problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 62-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: prostate cancer metastatic. On
Aug 07, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Taxotere (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Taxotere, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Infection, Hypersensitivity, Skin Lesion, Weight DecreasedAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Infection, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Taxotere Side Effect Report#9814756
Bacteraemia
This Bacteraemia side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 62-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: breast cancer.The patient was prescribed Taxotere (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Trastuzumab
  • Carboplatin
  • Vancomycin
.After starting to take Taxotere the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: BacteraemiaThese side effects may potentially be related to Taxotere. The patient was hospitalized.
Taxotere Side Effect Report#9814754
Melaena, Abdominal Pain, Neutropenia
This is a report of a 79-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Taxotere (dosage: NA, start time:
Jun 21, 2013), combined with:
  • Enoxaparin
  • Enoxaparin
  • Enoxaparin
  • Enoxaparin
  • Oxycodone
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Melaena, Abdominal Pain, Neutropenia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Taxotere treatment in male patients, resulting in Melaena side effect. The patient was hospitalized.


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The appearance of Taxotere on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Taxotere Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Dyspnoea 180
Diarrhoea 141
Nausea 110
Febrile Neutropenia 92
Neutropenia 92
Pyrexia 92
Abdominal Pain 88
Vomiting 82
Dehydration 81
Asthenia 73

What are common Taxotere Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Interstitial Lung Disease 230
Dyspnoea 173
Diarrhoea 153
Pyrexia 133
Dehydration 112
Febrile Neutropenia 110
Neutropenia 103
Hypotension 83
Nausea 83
Respiratory Failure 82

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    Taxotere Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0075-8003
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameTAXOTERE
    NameDocetaxel
    Dosage FormINJECTION, SOLUTION, CONCENTRATE
    RouteINTRAVENOUS
    On market since20100802
    Labelersanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
    Active Ingredient(s)DOCETAXEL
    Strength(s)20
    Unit(s)mg/mL
    Pharma ClassMicrotubule Inhibition [PE],Microtubule Inhibitor [EPC]

    Taxotere Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 3472

    Taxotere safety alerts: 2001

    Reported deaths: 1228

    Reported hospitalizations: 1916

    Taxotere (docetaxel)

    Audience: Wholesalers, hospital pharmacists, and oncology healthcare professionals

    Aventis Pharmaceuticals has initiated a voluntary recall of Taxotere® (docetaxel) for Injection Concentrate 20-mg active and diluent vials. The lot numbers for this recall are: 0P273 (active) which was packaged together with diluent vials with the following lot numbers: 0T446 (diluent) or 0T449 (diluent). It has been determined that the Taxotere 20mg vial containing the active ingredient may have inadvertently been labeled as a â??diluentâ? vial. Aventis has received one product complaint related to this mislabeling.

    [March 28, 2001 - Letter to Healthcare Professionals - Aventis Pharmaceuticals]
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