User Reviews for Docetaxel
Brand names: Taxotere
Docetaxel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 10 from a total of 13 ratings on Drugs.com. 25% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 58% reported a negative experience.
|Breast Cancer||7 reviews||74 medications|
|Solid Tumors Off-label||4 reviews||16 medications|
|Breast Cancer, Metastatic||2 reviews||38 medications|
|Summary of Docetaxel reviews||4.2||13 reviews|
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Reviews for Docetaxel
Taxotere (docetaxel) for Solid Tumors "I took Taxotere from August to December 2018, got a dose every 3 weeks, a total of 6 doses. I'd get a dose on Tuesday, felt OK until Friday, Friday thru Monday I was bedridden, then would slowly start to recuperate and at the end of the 2nd week would feel almost normal. The effects were cumulative and by the 5th dose, I felt crappy the whole time. I lost all my body hair. Main side effects were fatigue, constipation, loss of strength. Not much nausea. It did cause a tension in me that dominated my life - I was difficult, bitchy, afraid, confrontational. I ended up taking a mood enhancer (zoloft) which has allowed me to sleep and relax. At the end, I looked as though I had one foot in the grave. It was March 2019 before I felt like a member of the human race again. Taxotere made a huge difference in my condition. The cancer was substantially shrunk . It was difficult, and I'm glad it's over, but it worked - I just hope I don't have to do it again."
Taxotere (docetaxel) for Breast Cancer "The side effects (well for me ) were unbearable. I had tingling in my feet and finger tips. Sharp pain from my finger tips to my wrist. I had sharp pain from my toes to my heel. It caused Thrush in my mouth. Caused trouble swallowing and chewing."
Taxotere (docetaxel) for Solid Tumors "Doing 6 rounds three weeks apart. Also getting Perjeta and Herceptin. Have hair loss, heartburn, facial rash, weight gain, bowel issues occasionally. Overall first week after treatment is tough. Terrible taste in my mouth from this drug, and that is difficult to tolerate as most foods taste awful. Only one more treatment to go, I can't wait to be done with this. I do get tingling in fingertips, like they are asleep. Doesn't last too long."
For Breast Cancer "I had BC recurrence of original tumour grade 3 Triple Neg 2016 (previous lumpectomy and RT 2014) this time mastectomy and chemo. Treatment was 4 rounds of FEC followed by 4 rounds Docetaxil all 21 days apart. I reacted as expected I guess, always so careful to prevent infection but unfortunately had neutropenia sepsis, pneumonia and suffered hair and nail loss, bone pain and severe fluid retention leading to breathlessness and fatigue. 2 years on after completing the entire course I'm still fatigued and breathless with strenuous exercise but have returned to work and enjoy being alive."
Taxotere (docetaxel) for Solid Tumors "I had a hysterectomy in December of 2015 & was diagnosed at a stage 1a with Leiomyosarcoma (rare form of uterine cancer) . I was also given gemzar at the same time as taxotere. 4 cycles altogether. (every 3 weeks) My side effects were hair loss (yes - eyelashes & brows), some nausea, skin peeling of hands and feet, severe edema and shortness of breath, fevers, bone pain and muscle aches. It has now been 4 months since that drug was given to me. I had to follow those 2 drugs with 4 cycles of Adriamycin (which was like taking a baby aspirin compared to taxotere). I completed my chemo on July 28th, I have had 1 cat scan come back clear, so I get checked every 3 months for 2 years. I was scared at first, but now that I made it through, I am thankful I chose treatment."
Taxotere (docetaxel) for Breast Cancer "Had 4 treatments 3 weeks apart. Symptoms still hanging on a month after completion are wrinkled fingertips and a slight feeling like I touched a hot cookie sheet. Very sensitive to spicy foods as tongue felt burnt too."
Taxotere (docetaxel) for Breast Cancer "I had some horrible side effects. All my hair, eye lashes and eye brows fell out. I have super thin hair now, no eye lashes and hardly any eye brows. I had 4 treatments with this drug. At that time, I experienced severe pain that I had to go to the ER for, all of finger nails and toe nails fell out. I also had what seemed to be chemical burns on my hands and feet. My skin peeled off to reveal red sore skin. I also had infection at my cuticle sight on my all of my fingers. Though I have been in remission for 4 years, the side effects were awful. This was my second round of chemo. I had a first treatment with a different drug, 3 surgeries and then this chemo followed with radiation."
Taxotere (docetaxel) for Breast Cancer "Hands and feet swelled. Feet swelled from wearing a size 7 shoe, needed to wear a size 8.5 until the swelling dissipated. I only had one session of Taxotere before my oncologist stopped this treatment. I believe that there were about 5 sessions scheduled before I experienced these side effects. I received it in Spring of 2005!"
Taxotere (docetaxel) for Breast Cancer "My first IV chemo after taking the AI's. I took 3 cycles with a 10 point drop in tumor markers once only and then they started to rise again. CT scan showed worsening of cancer. Bones were stable but not effective in peritoneum. I have lobular cancer which was in remission for 15 years before it returned. This treatment did not work for me. The side effects very predictable and easy to deal with for the short time I took it but I'm noticing painful nails now."
For Breast Cancer, Metastatic "This is a dangerous drug and caused me so many permanent side effects that have made my life change for ever. Had I understood this prior never would I agreed to have this medicine pumped into my veins!"
Taxotere (docetaxel) for Solid Tumors "I am currently on the 5th of 6 carbo/taxotere chemo. It has progressively gotten worse. I have chemocal.burns on my hands, a constant sinus infection with bloody scars since the first infusion, leg pain, foot pain, hip pain, extreme exhaustion, watery eyes, vision issues, chemical burns on my eyelids and under.my eyes, mouth sores, GI issues, twitching muscles all the time, pain in my surgery area, extreme fatigue, nail ridges, split and bleeding fingers, headache and more. I've been in the hospital 3 times....once after the first 3 infusions with dehydration, pain, etc. I am on morphine, oxycodone and gabapentin. Nothing works for the pain. It wasn't until the 5th infusion I got nausea. Hair is 80% gone at this point....getting ready to shed on day 10 after 5th infusion I'm sure.. I hope this is all worth it for 1c Ovarian cancer. If it eliminates my cancer cells, I may change my rating."
For Breast Cancer "I had a severe anaphylactic reaction within minutes of my treatment starting. I was told it was most likely due to the Solvents in it which are necessary to enable the body absorb it. Solvents!! that's like paint stripper!! No wonder so many people suffer bad side effects on it . I'm now on Nab Paclitaxel which uses human albumen instead of solvents."
Taxotere (docetaxel) for Breast Cancer, Metastatic "I was given this medication with Pergeta and Herceptin for 4 cycles. The 1st cycle proved to have the most side effects, nausea, constipation, heart burn, readness, and tired."
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