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Regimen Information

For Taxotere, including Side Effects


Drugs in this Regimen:

For the treatment of Breast Cancer

How Taxotere chemotherapy is given and possible side effects.

Taxotere for the treatment of Breast Cancer

Taxotere (docetaxel) is a drug used in the treatment of breast cancer.


  • Risk of Infection

  • Nausea & Vomiting

  • Mouth Sores

  • Diarrhea

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Community Responses

Often, the most helpful information regarding treatment side effects comes not from clinical brochures, but rather from other patients like you. We've collected the most helpful community resources to help you prepare for the side effects and coping tips for your chemotherapy regimen.

What side effects did you experience while on this medication?

The following have been voted the 3 most helpful responses to this question.

Hi, I'm Patti

Nausea, watery eyes, severe diarrhea, bone pain, muscle pain, hives, neuropathy in hands and feet, hair loss.

  • Wed Aug 26, 2020
Hi, I'm PopArt

Burning pain underside of feet, ankles, heels and red raw burnt looking and feeling hands, which gabapentin didn’t relive til after 4 days of severe unable to walk pain.
Mouth, tongue and throat pain, could only eat food cut up very tiny, if I took normal bite of food choke and clog feeling in throat. All foods tasted “hotter” than normal.

  • Sun Mar 24, 2013

Dry eyes: My eyes constantly watered and I thought i had a clogged tear duct, but it was just dry eyes. once I started using artificial tears, the problem stopped.

Did every treatment with my hands wrapped around a bag of frozen peas (in the bag of course)I didn’t get the neuropathy that my other two friends got.

  • Thu Nov 8, 2012
Hi, I'm Patti

Nausea, watery eyes, severe diarrhea, bone pain, muscle pain, hives, neuropathy in hands and feet, hair loss.

  • Wed Aug 26, 2020

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