Nausea, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Tingling sensation of extremity, Numbness of extremity, Abnormal liver function tests, Back pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Hair loss, Increased risk of infection, Injection site redness, Injection site swelling, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Nail disorder, Reduced blood platelets, Vomiting
Daxotel 20mg injection is used in the treatment of breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, cancer of head and neck and prostate cancer
Frequently Ask Questions:
Q. Is docetaxel a taxane, anthracycline derivative?
Docetaxel belongs to the taxane class of drugs. It is not an anthracycline derivative
Q. Is docetaxel cytotoxic?
Yes. Since, docetaxel kills the cancer cells in the body; it is regarded as a cytotoxic agent
Q. Does docetaxel cause hair loss, weight gain or bone pain?
Docetaxel may cause hair loss, bone pain or weight gain due to fluid retention. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor
Q. Where does docetaxel come from?
Docetaxel is derived from the bark of the yew tree found in the pacific region
Q. Is docetaxel FDA approved?
Yes. Docetaxel is approved by the USFDA.