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How is chemo drug - docetaxel (taxotere)?

How is chemo drug - docetaxel (taxotere)?

?: Sorry but your question makes no sense. What do you want to know about docetaxel? ...Read more

Dr. Devon Webster
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Is the chemo drug, docetaxel (taxotere) a carboplatin based duplex ?

Is the chemo drug, docetaxel (taxotere) a carboplatin based duplex ?

YES DOUBLET: Taxotere (docetaxel) + carboplatin: is a combination regimen used in certain cancers like lung, ovary and breast (with herceptin). ...Read more

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Does the chemo drug gemzar (gemcitabine) raise blood sugar in a diabetic?

Does the chemo drug gemzar (gemcitabine) raise blood sugar in a diabetic?

Not known as such: Anything is possible, but this is not a common known side effect of gemzar/gemcitabine which has many side effects. You are taking this med, likely that you are on something else as well which may be the cause. Also, when ill, sugar levels tend to rise as well. Best is to consult your doc... Good luck. ...Read more

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The drug is taxotere (docetaxel) and cyclophosphamide used in chemo due to early stage of invasive lobular carcinoma does side effect cause insomia , depression?

The drug is taxotere (docetaxel) and cyclophosphamide used in chemo due to early stage of invasive lobular carcinoma does side effect cause insomia , depression?

Chemo and cancer: Dealing with cancer and its treatment is not something easy to do in many cases. Not only it is affecting your physical condition, emotionally, you can also develop anxiety, depressed mood, depression etc through out the battle. The chemo themselves do not give you insomnia. However, steroids are given prior to chemo, and this can cause insomnia. Depression/anxiety cause insomnia too. ...Read more

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I just finished taking my chemo treatments taxotere (docetaxel) and cytoxen, when will I feel good again?

I just finished taking my chemo treatments taxotere (docetaxel) and cytoxen, when will I feel good again?

SOON: Congratulations! you got the chemotherapy out of your way. Now focus on feeling better, rest, eat, exercise and be patient. If you developed numbness from taxotere (docetaxel) it will go away with time. How long will it take to feel better, everyone is different. ...Read more

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I had 5 chemo treatments of taxotere (docetaxel) 145 mg and 965 mg of cytoxan. How long does it stay in your system?

Half lives: The half life of taxotere (docetaxel) is about 11-16 hours. The half life of Cytoxan is 12-15 hours. So essentially both out of your system in 24-36 hours. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is there a chemo alternative to docetaxel?

There may be: It depends on the type of cancer it is being used for. If it is for breast or lung cancer, yes there is a similar drug called Paclitaxel which can replace it in most cases. Discuss this option with your doctor. Another new drug is called nab-paclitaxel which is the best drug among the 3 of them. ...Read more

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It's okay to use daktarin oral gel while I am having taxotere docetaxel chemotherapy right?

It's okay to use daktarin oral gel while I am having taxotere docetaxel chemotherapy right?

YES IF OK WITH DOC: Daktarin is used to treat oral thrush. Assuming your white count is normal you can continue Taxotere (docetaxel). There is no interaction to worry about. Check with your oncologist too. ...Read more

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