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Regimen Information

For Taxotere, including Side Effects


Drugs in this Regimen:

For the treatment of Ovarian Cancer

How Taxotere chemotherapy is given and possible side effects.

Taxotere for the treatment of Ovarian Cancer

Taxotere (docetaxel) is a drug used in the treatment of ovarian 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 Sarah K F.

Mouth sores. Only time would heal.

  • Thu Jul 28, 2022
Hi, I'm Lori W T.

Fatique – rest and more rest
Severe nausea – Prochloperazine
Stomach cramps – gas x
Hot flashes – ice packs
Feeling of being held tightly – deep breathing

  • Mon Feb 28, 2022

Severe intestinal cramps after eating, burning upon urination, UTI that progressed to sepsis and hospital admission for IV antibiotics, all after first round of chemo. Second round of chemo: severe intestinal cramps after eating and second UTI. But my tumor markers are coming down so I’ll stick with it.

  • Sat Dec 17, 2016
Hi, I'm Sarah K F.

Mouth sores. Only time would heal.

  • Thu Jul 28, 2022

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Treatment Overview

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