FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: DOCETAXEL

User Comments:


Taxotere (docetaxel) for Solid Tumors: “Doing 6 rounds three weeks apart. Also getting Perjeta and Herceptin. Have hair loss, heartburn, facial rash, weight gain, bowel issues occasionally. Overall first week after treatment is tough. Terrible taste in my mouth from this drug, and that is difficult to tolerate as most foods taste awful. Only one more treatment to go, I can’t wait to be done with this. I do get tingling in fingertips, like they are asleep. Doesn’t last too long.”

Rebagirl November 21, 2017


Taxotere (docetaxel) for Breast Cancer: “My first IV chemo after taking the AI’s. I took 3 cycles with a 10 point drop in tumor markers once only and then they started to rise again. CT scan showed worsening of cancer. Bones were stable but not effective in peritoneum. I have lobular cancer which was in remission for 15 years before it returned. This treatment did not work for me. The side effects very predictable and easy to deal with for the short time I took it but I’m noticing painful nails now.”

Lizzie5 December 24, 2016


Taxotere (docetaxel) for Solid Tumors: “I had a hysterectomy in December of 2015 & was diagnosed at a stage 1a with Leiomyosarcoma (rare form of uterine cancer) . I was also given gemzar at the same time as taxotere. 4 cycles altogether. (every 3 weeks) My side effects were hair loss (yes – eyelashes & brows), some nausea, skin peeling of hands and feet, severe edema and shortness of breath, fevers, bone pain and muscle aches. It has now been 4 months since that drug was given to me. I had to follow those 2 drugs with 4 cycles of Adriamycin (which was like taking a baby aspirin compared to taxotere). I completed my chemo on July 28th, I have had 1 cat scan come back clear, so I get checked every 3 months for 2 years. I was scared at first, but now that I made it through, I am thankful I chose treatment.”

Ccer September 13, 2016


Taxotere (docetaxel) for Breast Cancer: “I had some horrible side effects. All my hair, eye lashes and eye brows fell out. I have super thin hair now, no eye lashes and hardly any eye brows. I had 4 treatments with this drug. At that time, I experienced severe pain that I had to go to the ER for, all of finger nails and toe nails fell out. I also had what seemed to be chemical burns on my hands and feet. My skin peeled off to reveal red sore skin. I also had infection at my cuticle sight on my all of my fingers. Though I have been in remission for 4 years, the side effects were awful. This was my second round of chemo. I had a first treatment with a different drug, 3 surgeries and then this chemo followed with radiation.”

MAMABEAR82104 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 10, 2016


Taxotere (docetaxel) for Breast Cancer: “Hands and feet swelled. Feet swelled from wearing a size 7 shoe, needed to wear a size 8.5 until the swelling dissipated. I only had one session of Taxotere before my oncologist stopped this treatment. I believe that there were about 5 sessions scheduled before I experienced these side effects. I received it in Spring of 2005!”

kalakak April 22, 2015


Taxotere (docetaxel) for Breast Cancer: “Had 4 treatments 3 weeks apart. Symptoms still hanging on a month after completion are wrinkled fingertips and a slight feeling like I touched a hot cookie sheet. Very sensitive to spicy foods as tongue felt burnt too.”

LMuckey February 11, 2015

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