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Docetaxel


Trade Names: 
Taxotere®

Possible Uses: 
A chemotherapy drug.

Special Notes: 
Dexamethasone is required to be taken for 3 days when receiving this drug. It is used to reduce/prevent side effects from docetaxel.

Possible Side Effects: 
Decreased blood counts, weakness, fatigue, mild nausea or vomiting, tingling or pain in arms and/or legs, fluid in arms and/or legs, rash, change in fingernails (usually darkening and yellowing), temporary hair loss, irritation at injection site. Rarely, separation of nails from fingers. Nails regrow when drug is discontinued.
Last updated on 02/01/2010