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Taxotere (docetaxel) Disease Interactions

There are 7 disease interactions with Taxotere (docetaxel):

Major

Antineoplastics (applies to Taxotere) infections

Major Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applicable conditions: Infection - Bacterial/Fungal/Protozoal/Viral

Because of their cytotoxic effects on rapidly proliferating tissues, antineoplastic agents frequently can, to varying extent, induce myelosuppression. The use of these drugs may be contraindicated in patients with known infectious diseases. All patients should be instructed to immediately report any signs or symptoms suggesting infection such as fever, sore throat, or local infection during antineoplastic therapy. Close clinical monitoring of hematopoietic function is recommended.

References

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  3. "Product Information. Doxil (doxorubicin liposomal)." Sequis Pharmaceuticals Inc, Menlo Park, CA.
  4. "Product Information. Taxol (paclitaxel)." Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.
  5. "Product Information. Leukeran Tablets (chlorambucil)." Glaxo Welcome, Research Triangle Pk, NC.
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  7. "Product Information. Leustatin (cladribine)." Ortho Biotech Inc, Raritan, NJ.
  8. "Product Information. Matulane (procarbazine)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
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  10. "Product Information. Mutamycin (mitomycin)." Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.
  11. "Product Information. Tabloid (thioguanine)." Prasco Laboratories, Cincinnati, OH.
  12. "Product Information. Idamycin (idarubicin)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  13. "Product Information. Adriamycin PFS (doxorubicin)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  14. "Product Information. Purinethol (mercaptopurine)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Pk, NC.
  15. "Product Information. Alkeran Tablets (melphalan)." Glaxo Wellcome, Research Triangle Pk, NC.
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  17. "Product Information. Cytosar-U (cytarabine)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
  18. "Product Information. Methotrexate (methotrexate)." Lederle Laboratories, Wayne, NJ.
  19. "Product Information. Hycamtin (topotecan)." SmithKline Beecham, Philadelphia, PA.
  20. "Product Information. Xeloda (capecitabine)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
  21. "Product Information. Fludara (fludarabine)." Berlex, Richmond, CA.
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  23. "Product Information. Ifex (ifosfamide)." Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.
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  25. "Product Information. Vepesid (etoposide)." Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.
  26. "Product Information. Uracil Mustard (uracil mustard)." Roberts Pharmaceutical Corporation, Eatontown, NJ.
  27. "Product Information. Taxotere (docetaxel)." Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Collegeville, PA.
  28. "Product Information. Platinol (cisplatin)." Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.
  29. "Product Information. Nipent (pentostatin)." Hospira Inc, Lake Forest, IL.
  30. "Product Information. DTIC-Dome (dacarbazine)." Bayer, West Haven, CT.
  31. "Product Information. Thiotepa (thiotepa)." Hikma USA (formerly West-Ward Pharmaceutical Corporation), Eatontown, NJ.
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Major

Docetaxel (applies to Taxotere) edema

Major Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applicable conditions: Fluid Retention

Severe fluid retention characterized by peripheral edema, generalized edema, pleural effusion, dyspnea at rest, cardiac tamponade, or abdominal distention due to ascites has been reported during docetaxel therapy. Therapy with docetaxel should be administered cautiously to patients adversely affected by fluid retention. Prophylaxis with a five day dexamethasone premedication regimen is recommended, however, fluid retention has occurred despite this pretreatment.

References

  1. "Product Information. Taxotere (docetaxel)." Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Collegeville, PA.
Major

Docetaxel (applies to Taxotere) eye disorder

Major Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: Macular Edema

Cystoid macular edema has been reported with the use of docetaxel. Patients with impaired vision should undergo a prompt and comprehensive ophthalmologic examination prior to therapy with this agent. If cystoid macular edema is diagnosed, treatment should be discontinued and appropriate treatment initiated. Alternative non-taxane cancer treatment should be considered.

Major

Docetaxel (applies to Taxotere) hepatic dysfunction

Major Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applicable conditions: Liver Disease

Docetaxel is extensively metabolized by the liver. Total body clearance of docetaxel has been reported to be reduced as much as 27% in patients with mild to moderate hepatic impairment resulting in a 38% increase of docetaxel serum concentration. Patients with elevated transaminase levels (>1.5 times the upper limits of normal) and alkaline phosphatase (>2.5 times the upper limits of normal) should not be administered docetaxel. The incidence of docetaxel related deaths is increased in patients with impaired hepatic function. Bilirubin, transaminase, and alkaline phosphatase levels should be obtained prior to each cycle of docetaxel therapy. Patients with combined abnormalities of transaminases and alkaline phosphatase should not be treated with this agent.

References

  1. "Product Information. Taxotere (docetaxel)." Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Collegeville, PA.
Major

Docetaxel (applies to Taxotere) myelosuppression

Major Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applicable conditions: Fever, Bone Marrow Depression/Low Blood Counts

The use of docetaxel is contraindicated in patients with a neutrophil count < 1500/mm3. Docetaxel induces dose-related myelosuppression resulting in neutropenia, thrombocytopenia, and anemia. Neutropenia occurs in all patients administered 60-100 mg/m2 of docetaxel. Grade 4 neutropenia (< 500/mm3) occurs in nearly all patients administered 100 mg/m2 of docetaxel. Patients should be instructed to immediately report any signs or symptoms suggesting bone marrow suppression such as fever, sore throat, or local infection. Therapy should be administered cautiously to patients with compromised bone marrow reserve and should be withheld until neutrophil levels is > 1500/mm3 and/or platelet counts is > 100,000/mm3. A 25% reduction in dosage is recommended during subsequent cycles following severe neutropenia (< 500/mm3). It is recommended to performed frequent blood cell counts on all patients receiving docetaxel.

References

  1. "Product Information. Taxotere (docetaxel)." Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Collegeville, PA.
  2. Bissett D, Kaye SB "Taxol and taxotere--current status and future prospects." Eur J Cancer 29a (1993): 1228-31
  3. Ravdin PM, Valero V "Review of docetaxel (Taxotere), a highly active new agent for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer." Semin Oncol 22 (2 suppl) (1995): 17-21
Moderate

Docetaxel (applies to Taxotere) alcoholism

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility.

The alcohol content in a dose of docetaxel injection may affect the central nervous system. Cases of intoxication have been reported with some formulations of docetaxel due to the alcohol content. Close monitoring is recommended in alcoholic patients. Consideration should be given to the alcohol content in docetaxel injection on the ability to drive or use machines immediately after the infusion.

Moderate

Docetaxel (applies to Taxotere) paresthesia

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: Peripheral Neuropathy

Severe neurosensory symptoms such as paresthesia, dysesthesia, and pain have been reported during docetaxel therapy. Therapy with docetaxel should be administered cautiously to patients with or predisposition to neurosensory symptoms. Although reversible with discontinuation of docetaxel therapy, the dosage must be adjusted if neurosensory symptoms occur and therapy discontinued if symptoms persist.

References

  1. New P "Neurotoxicity of Taxotere (Meeting abstract)." Proc Annu Meet Am Assoc Cancer Res 34 (1993): a13931993
  2. New PZ, Jackson CE, Rinaldi D, Burris H, Barohn RJ "Peripheral neuropathy secondary to docetaxel (Taxotere)." Neurology 46 (1996): 108-11
  3. "Product Information. Taxotere (docetaxel)." Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Collegeville, PA.

Taxotere (docetaxel) drug interactions

There are 394 drug interactions with Taxotere (docetaxel)

Taxotere (docetaxel) alcohol/food interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food interaction with Taxotere (docetaxel)

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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