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Regimen Information

For Taxotere + Herceptin, including Side Effects

Taxotere + Herceptin

Drugs in this Regimen:

For the treatment of Breast Cancer

How Taxotere + Herceptin chemotherapy is given and possible side effects.

Taxotere + Herceptin for the treatment of Breast Cancer

Taxotere (docetaxel) + Herceptin (trastuzumab) is a treatment regimen for breast cancer.


  • Risk of Infection

  • Nausea & Vomiting

  • Fluid Retention

  • Diarrhea

For more information, see the 'Expert Resources' tab below.

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?

I'm Cheryl Norman, a breast cancer survivor

The worst side effect from Taxotere was my compromised immune system. Neupogen shots helped, but I kept myself isolated as much as possible to avoid infections. Low energy from anemia was another problem that didn’t improve a whole lot until I finished Herceptin.

  • Thu Nov 8, 2012

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Treatment Overview

This chemotherapy regimen is commonly used to treat:

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