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Taxotere Respiratory Failure Side Effects

Taxotere Respiratory Failure Side Effect Reports


The following Taxotere Respiratory Failure side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Respiratory Failure, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Taxotere or it might take time to develop.



Vomiting, Abdominal Pain, Enterocolitis, Neutropenia, Shock, Pleural Effusion, Respiratory Failure, Systemic Candida, Oedema

This Respiratory Failure side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 51-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: invasive ductal breast carcinoma. The patient was prescribed Taxotere (dosage: NA), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Taxotere the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Enterocolitis
  • Neutropenia
  • Shock
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Systemic Candida
  • Oedema
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. These side effects may potentially be related to Taxotere.
Ascites, Respiratory Failure, Dyspnoea, Oedema, Hepatic Cirrhosis

This Respiratory Failure Taxotere side effect was reported by a physician from BR on Jan 17, 2014. A male , 60 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Taxotere. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Ascites
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Dyspnoea
  • Oedema
  • Hepatic Cirrhosis
. Taxotere dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Respiratory Failure, Dyspnoea, Nasopharyngitis, Cough

This is a Taxotere side effect report of a 38-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from IN, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: breast cancer, who was treated with Taxotere (dosage:Cycles: 1-6, start time: Mar 29, 2013), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Respiratory Failure side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Dyspnoea
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Cough
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Taxotere treatment in female patients suffering from breast cancer, resulting in Respiratory Failure.

Pleural Effusion, Respiratory Failure, Cardiac Failure, Decreased Appetite, Malaise

A 81-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JP with the following symptoms: angiosarcoma started Taxotere treatment (dosage: Dose Frequency : 3 Times In 4 Weeks) on May 04, 2010. Soon after starting Taxotere treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Cardiac Failure
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Malaise
. Concurrently used drugs: NA.The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Taxotere side effects, such as Respiratory Failure.
Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Failure, Pyrexia, Nausea

A female patient from IN was prescribed and started Taxotere on Jul 29, 2013. Patient felt the following Taxotere side effects: cardiac arrest, respiratory failure, pyrexia, nausea Additional patient health information: Female , 67 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Taxotere dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Pneumonia, Neutropenia, Respiratory Failure

This report suggests a potential Taxotere Respiratory Failure side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 72-year-old patient from JP (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): prostate cancer and used Taxotere (dosage: 10 Courses;) starting Jul 11, 2006. Soon after starting Taxotere the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Pneumonia
  • Neutropenia
  • Respiratory Failure
Drugs used concurrently:NA. Although Taxotere demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Respiratory Failure, may still occur.
Interstitial Lung Disease, Respiratory Failure, Upper Respiratory Tract Infection, Mycoplasma Infection

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Jun 24, 2013 by a male taking Taxotere (dosage: 9 Treatments (dose: 30 Mg/m2) Weekly Regimen) was diagnosed with and. Location: IL , 71 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Taxotere side effects: interstitial lung disease, respiratory failure, upper respiratory tract infection, mycoplasma infection. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Pneumonitis, Dyspnoea, Lethargy, Respiratory Failure

This Respiratory Failure problem was reported by a physician from SG. A 49-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): non-small cell lung cancer.On Aug 16, 2012 a consumer started treatment with Taxotere (dosage: Received Every 21 Days). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Taxotere, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Pneumonitis
  • Dyspnoea
  • Lethargy
  • Respiratory Failure
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Respiratory Failure, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Tuberculosis, Asthenia, Pyrexia, Oxygen Saturation Decreased, Respiratory Failure

This is a Taxotere side effect report of a 66-year-old patient (weight: NA) from SG. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: nasopharyngeal cancer and was treated with Taxotere (dosage: Frequency-40 Mg Day 1,8,15,28) starting Jul 30, 2012. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Tuberculosis
  • Asthenia
  • Pyrexia
  • Oxygen Saturation Decreased
  • Respiratory Failure
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Taxotere could cause Respiratory Failure and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Febrile Neutropenia, Pneumonia, Respiratory Failure

This Respiratory Failure side effect was reported by a physician from JP on Oct 29, 2012. A patient from JP , 83 years of age, weighting 110.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Taxotere. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Taxotere side effects: febrile neutropenia, pneumonia, respiratory failure. Taxotere dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Famotidine
  • Nikoranmart
  • Rinderon
These side effects may potentially be related to Taxotere.
Lung Infiltration, Cough, Dyspnoea, Hypoxia, Respiratory Failure

This Respiratory Failure side effect was reported by a pharmacist from CA. A 43-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: breast cancer. The patient was prescribed Taxotere (dosage: Dosage Form: Solution Intravenous), which was started on 2004. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Hydromorphone
  • Nortriptyline
  • Pamidronate Disodium
When starting to take Taxotere the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Lung Infiltration
  • Cough
  • Dyspnoea
  • Hypoxia
  • Respiratory Failure
These side effects may potentially be related to Taxotere.
Respiratory Failure, Dyspnoea, Interstitial Lung Disease

This Respiratory Failure Taxotere side effect was reported by a physician from UNITED STATES on May 29, 2012. A male , 64 years of age, weighting 178.0 lb, was treated with Taxotere. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Dyspnoea
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
. Taxotere dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Tamsulosin Hydrochloride
The patient was hospitalized.
Dyspnoea, Interstitial Lung Disease, Respiratory Failure, Pyrexia

This is a Taxotere side effect report of a 77-year-old patient (weight:NA) from JAPAN, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Taxotere (dosage:NA, start time: Oct 26, 2011), combined with:
  • Nedaplatin
, and developed a serious reaction and a Respiratory Failure side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Dyspnoea
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Pyrexia
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Taxotere treatment in patients suffering from NA, resulting in Respiratory Failure.
Respiratory Failure, Interstitial Lung Disease, Pyrexia

A 59-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JAPAN with the following symptoms: NA started Taxotere treatment (dosage: On Day 1, Every 4 Weeks) on Oct 18, 2004. Soon after starting Taxotere treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Pyrexia
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Carboplatin (Auc- 5, Every 4 Weeks)
  • Therapeutic Radiopharmaceuticals (2 Gy For 5 Consecutive Days Per Week)
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Taxotere side effects, such as Respiratory Failure.
Pulmonary Haemorrhage, Dyspnoea, Haemoptysis, Cardiac Arrest, Respiratory Failure, Pulmonary Oedema, Neutropenia, Depressed Level Of Consciousness

A patient from JP was prescribed and started Taxotere on Feb 27, 2013. After Taxotere was administered, patient encountered several Taxotere side effects: pulmonary haemorrhage, dyspnoea, haemoptysis, cardiac arrest, respiratory failure, pulmonary oedema, neutropenia, depressed level of consciousness Additional patient health information: male , 82 years of age, weighting 141.1 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Taxotere dosage: Form: Intravenous Infusion. Concurrently used drugs: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Respiratory Failure, Interstitial Lung Disease

This report suggests a potential Taxotere Respiratory Failure side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 77-year-old patient from JAPAN (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Taxotere (dosage: NA) starting Oct 26, 2011. Soon after starting Taxotere the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Nedaplatin
The patient was hospitalized. Although Taxotere demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Respiratory Failure, may still occur.
Pulmonary Haemorrhage, Dyspnoea, Neutropenia, Haemoptysis, Cardiac Arrest, Pulmonary Oedema, Respiratory Failure

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Dec 20, 2011 by a male taking Taxotere (dosage: NA) . Location: JAPAN , 82 years of age, weighting 141.1 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Taxotere side effects: pulmonary haemorrhage, dyspnoea, neutropenia, haemoptysis, cardiac arrest, pulmonary oedema, respiratory failure. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Bronchostenosis, Respiratory Failure, Hypertensive Crisis, Pulmonary Oedema, Angioedema

This Respiratory Failure problem was reported by a physician from ITALY. A 76-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): lung adenocarcinoma.On Dec 02, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Taxotere (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Taxotere, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Bronchostenosis
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Hypertensive Crisis
  • Pulmonary Oedema
  • Angioedema
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Respiratory Failure, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Respiratory Failure, Haemoptysis, Neutropenia, Pulmonary Haemorrhage, Cardiac Arrest, Dyspnoea, Pulmonary Oedema

This is a Taxotere side effect report of a 82-year-old patient (weight: NA) from JAPAN. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Taxotere (dosage: NA) starting Mar 05, 2007. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Haemoptysis
  • Neutropenia
  • Pulmonary Haemorrhage
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Dyspnoea
  • Pulmonary Oedema
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Taxotere could cause Respiratory Failure and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Interstitial Lung Disease, Respiratory Failure, Febrile Neutropenia

This Respiratory Failure side effect was reported by a health professional from JP on Jun 26, 2013. A patient from JP , 69 years of age, weighting 116.2 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Taxotere. Patient felt the following Taxotere side effects: interstitial lung disease, respiratory failure, febrile neutropenia. Taxotere dosage: NA. The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Taxotere.
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Taxotere Respiratory Failure Causes and Reviews


What is respiratory failure?

Respiratory failure is a condition in which your blood doesn't have enough oxygen or has too much carbon dioxide. Sometimes you can have both problems.

When you breathe, your lungs take in oxygen. The oxygen passes into your blood, which carries it to your organs. Your organs, such as your heart and brain, need this oxygen-rich blood to work well.

Another part of breathing is removing the carbon dioxide from the blood and breathing it out. Having too much carbon dioxide in your blood can harm your organs.

What causes respiratory failure?

Conditions that affect your breathing can cause respiratory failure. These conditions may affect the muscles, nerves, bones, or tissues that support breathing. Or they may affect the lungs directly. These conditions include

  • Lung diseases such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, and pulmonary embolism
  • Conditions that affect the nerves and muscles that control breathing, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), muscular dystrophy, spinal cord injuries, and stroke
  • Problems with the spine, such as scoliosis (a curve in the spine). They can affect the bones and muscles used for breathing.
  • Damage to the tissues and ribs around the lungs. An injury to the chest can cause this damage.
  • Drug or alcohol overdose
  • Inhalation injuries, such as from inhaling smoke (from fires) or harmful fumes
What are the symptoms of respiratory failure?

The symptoms of respiratory failure depend on the cause and the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in your blood.

A low oxygen level in the blood can cause shortness of breath and air hunger (the feeling that you can't breathe in enough air). Your skin, lips, and fingernails may also have a bluish color. A high carbon dioxide level can cause rapid breathing and confusion.

Some people who have respiratory failure may become very sleepy or lose consciousness. They also may have arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). You may have these symptoms if your brain and heart are not getting enough oxygen.

How is respiratory failure diagnosed?

Your health care provider will diagnose respiratory failure based on

  • Your medical history
  • A physical exam, which often includes
    • Listening to your lungs to check for abnormal sounds
    • Listening to your heart to check for arrhythmia
    • Looking for a bluish color on your skin, lips, and fingernails
  • Diagnostic tests, such as
    • Pulse oximetry, a small sensor that uses a light to measure how much oxygen is in your blood. The sensor goes on the end of your finger or on your ear.
    • Arterial blood gas test, a test that measures the oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in your blood. The blood sample is taken from an artery, usually in your wrist.

Once you are diagnosed with respiratory failure, your provider will look for what is causing it. Tests for this often include a chest x-ray. If your provider thinks you may have arrhythmia because of the respiratory failure, you may have an EKG (electrocardiogram). This is simple, painless test that detects and records your heart's electrical activity.

What are the treatments for respiratory failure?

Treatment for respiratory failure depends on

  • Whether it is acute (short-term) or chronic (ongoing)
  • How severe it is
  • What is causing it

Acute respiratory failure can be a medical emergency. You may need treatment in intensive care unit at a hospital. Chronic respiratory failure can often be treated at home. But if your chronic respiratory failure is severe, you might need treatment in a long-term care center.

One of the main goals of treatment is to get oxygen to your lungs and other organs and remove carbon dioxide from your body. Another goal is to treat the cause of the condition. Treatments may include

  • Oxygen therapy, through a nasal cannula (two small plastic tubes that go in your nostrils) or through a mask that fits over your nose and mouth
  • Tracheostomy, a surgically-made hole that goes through the front of your neck and into your windpipe. A breathing tube, also called a tracheostomy, or trach tube, is placed in the hole to help you breathe.
  • Ventilator, a breathing machine that blows air into your lungs. It also carries carbon dioxide out of your lungs.
  • Other breathing treatments, such as noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV), which uses mild air pressure to keep your airways open while you sleep. Another treatment is a special bed that rocks back and forth, to help you breathe in and out.
  • Fluids, often through an intravenous (IV), to improve blood flow throughout your body. They also provide nutrition.
  • Medicines for discomfort
  • Treatments for the cause of the respiratory failure. These treatments may include medicines and procedures.

If you have respiratory failure, see your health care provider for ongoing medical care. Your provider may suggest pulmonary rehabilitation.

If your respiratory failure is chronic, make sure that you know when and where to get help for your symptoms. You need emergency care if you have severe symptoms, such as trouble catching your breath or talking. You should call your provider if you notice that your symptoms are worsening or if you have new signs and symptoms.

Living with respiratory failure may cause fear, anxiety, depression, and stress. Talk therapy, medicines, and support groups can help you feel better.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Taxotere Respiratory Failure Reviews

Mon, 04 Oct 2010

Wrote earlier report while experiencing vertigo episode; thus my post a bit bolloxed up. The trial I'm on mixes Taxotere and lenalidomide, a powerful derivative of thalidomide, for advanced prostate cancer. (Trial does NOT include Lamictal; I take that concurrently for epilepsy.) Lenalidomide is supposed to give Taxotere a boost. We'll see. Trial also includes prednisone twice a day, morn and night. I'm beginning to think mix of prednisone and Lamilctal is the culprit; episode occurs only in morning, after I take both pills. Second prednisone comes just before bed, along with Lamictal, so if I'm experiencing vertigo what's to worry? Don't know if that happens. Will check it out this eve. Sorry for long post; I'm just working this out in my mind. Such as it is.

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