Taxotere (Docetaxel Injection Concentrate) is an anticancer agent that has been approved for the treatment of breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, advanced stomach cancer, head and neck cancer and metastatic prostate cancer. Docetaxel belongs to the family of medications called taxanes. This medication works by slowing the growth and spread of cancer cells. This medication is given by injection into a vein by a health care professional, over one hour every three weeks or as directed by your doctor.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently has the generic Taxotere (Docetaxel Injection Concentrate) from Canada. It is available in the strength of 10 mg/ml/16 ml injection concentrate vial. The brand name Taxotere is not available at this time.
The common side effects may include constipation, dizziness, drowsiness, excessive tearing, fatigue, loss of appetite, nausea, pain or swelling at the injection site and vomiting.
Inform your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as:
• Chest pain;
• Diarrhea with blood or mucus;
• Eye pain;
• Irregular heartbeat;
• Muscle or joint pain;
• Numbness or tingling of the hands or feet;
• Persistent weakness or fatigue;
• Severe diarrhea;
• Severe headache;
• Stomach or abdominal pain;
• Swelling of the hands, feet and legs;
• Unexplained weight gain
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not use Taxotere if you are allergic to Docetaxel or if you have any other allergies. Before you start using this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. This medication may make you dizzy or drowsy. Alcohol and marijuana can make you dizzier. You should not drive, use machinery or do any activity that requires you to be alert. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Breast-feeding is not recommended while using this medication and two weeks after stopping the treatment. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding a baby.