Taxotere is usually given in combination with other chemotherapy medicines and is used after surgery. Taxotere uses solvents to dissolve paclitaxel, the main ingredient, so the medicine can enter the bloodstream. These solvents may make Taxotere difficult to tolerate while being given. People usually take pre-medications to minimize reactions to the solvents. In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a generic version of Taxotere.
Side effects to Taxotere include but are not limited to low white blood cell count, susceptibility to infection, fluid retention, allergic reactions, hair loss, numbness in the fingers and toes (neuropathy), nausea, vomiting, constipation, taste changes, fatigue, muscle pain, nail changes, and irregular periods. If you’ve experienced side effects from Taxotere you may be eligible to participate in a Taxotere lawuit to recover damages.
If you or a loved one has experienced a side effect as a result of the use of Taxotere you may be entitled to compensation. There are typically time limits that affected consumers have to file a claim, and there’s no cost to see if you’re one of the thousands of people eligible to participate.