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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Taxotere (Overview)

Taxotere is a cancer agent.


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What's the difference between taxol. Taxotere (docetaxel)?

What's the difference between taxol. Taxotere (docetaxel)?

Same class,diff drug: Both Taxol (paclitaxel) and taxotere (docetaxel) (docetaxol) are of the class of cytotoxic chemotherapy drugs known as taxanes. They are different chemicals with different pharmacokinetics and side effect profiles but tend to be used in the same disease areas. There is much debate as to whether one or the other is "better" or "more effective" in a certain disease. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
22 doctors shared insights

Taxotere (Overview)

Taxotere is a cancer agent.


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Advice for taxotere/docetaxel?

Advice for taxotere/docetaxel?

Watch for diarrhea: Great drug for many things, but can cause diarrhea (amongst other side effects). ...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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Can you tell me how docetaxel injection works?

Can you tell me how docetaxel injection works?

See below: Docetaxel is an anti-cancer drug. It's useful in a number of malignancies, such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, etc. The drug interferes with cells which are trying to divide (to form two daughter cells). A greater percentage of cancer cells are trying to do that at any particular time than non-cancer cells. Typical side effects include numbness and low blood counts. ...Read more

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What are the most severe side effects of taxotere (docetaxel)?

Taxotere (docetaxel): http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a696031.html if any concern, see and discuss with your md in detail. ...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?

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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What long term side affects or damage should I expect from taxotere, cytoxen. Neulasta (pegfilgrastim)?

What long term side affects or damage should I expect from taxotere, cytoxen. Neulasta (pegfilgrastim)?

Some: Taxoter: peripheral neuropathy. Cytoxan: hemorrhagic cystitis. Alos about 1% risk of secondary leukemias. Neulasta: no one knows. Generally speaking it depends on what are you treating and what are the alternatives. These two agents are crucial in the treatment of early breast cancer and are given before or after surgery as part of a regimen called ac-t. ...Read more

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Advice for taxotere/docetaxel?

Watch for diarrhea: Great drug for many things, but can cause diarrhea (amongst other side effects). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how docetaxel injection works?

See below: Docetaxel is an anti-cancer drug. It's useful in a number of malignancies, such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, etc. The drug interferes with cells which are trying to divide (to form two daughter cells). A greater percentage of cancer cells are trying to do that at any particular time than non-cancer cells. Typical side effects include numbness and low blood counts. ...Read more

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Is experience with docetaxel worse than experience with fec?

Is experience with docetaxel worse than experience with fec?

I don't think so: Do you mean fec (fluorouracil (5fu), epirubicin and cyclophosphamide)? If so, i think that the side effects with docetaxel are better compared to fec. However, it all depends on the dose. For many cancers we use a dose of 75 mg/m2 and in my opinion this much better tolerated than fec. Please make sure to ask your oncologist more details about docetaxel so that you are prepared. Best wishes ariel. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Docetaxel (Definition)

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