Taxotere Docetaxel

Side Effects


Very common (> 10%)



  • Bone marrow suppression, alopecia, nausea, vomiting, mouth ulcers, diarrhea and fatigue.


Common: (1-10%)



  • Infections

  • Fever

  • Allergic reactions

  • Loss of appetite (anorexia)

  • Insomnia

  • Feeling numb or tingling or pain in joints and muscles

  • Headache

  • Taste changes

  • Inflammation of the eye or tearing

  • Swelling caused by fluid retention

  • Shortness of breath

  • Nasal congestion, inflammation of the throat and nose, cough

  • Nose bleeding

  • Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, constipation

  • Abdominal pain

  • Digestion problems

  • Redness and swelling of the palms and soles, which can cause skin to peel (this can also occur on the arms, face or body)

  • Change the color of your nails and may detach???

  • Muscle pain or aches, backache or bone pain

  • Menstrual Disorders

  • Flu-like symptoms

  • Weight gain or loss.


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