Taxotere

Active Ingredient(s): Docetaxel
FDA Approved: * May 14, 1996
Pharm Company: * SANOFI AVENTIS US
Category: Cancer

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Taxotere Overview

Docetaxel (DTX or DXL), sold under the brand name Taxotere among others, is a chemotherapy medication used to treat a number of types of cancer.[1] This includes breast cancer, head and neck cancer, stomach cancer, prostate cancer and non-small-cell lung cancer.[2] It may be used by itself or along with other chemotherapy medication.[1] It is given by slow injection into a vein.[1] Common side effects include hair loss, low blood...

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How long does abdominal edema last post taxotere and what can be done to relieve it.

My mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer a little over a year ago. She went through a debulking surgery and platinum based chemotherapy and was in remission for just under 6 months. The ovarian cancer recurred again this fall and she has been on a taxotere / gemzar combination. It is very hard for her because one of the numerous side effects of the taxotere that she gets is the abdominal edema, which makes it hard for her to move and breath. It is also worrying because prior to the debulking, the first symptom that her doctor took seriously was accumulation of ascites in her abdomen which is very similar to the edema. It was also the first thing that recurred that alerted her to the return of the cancer. I have a couple of questions which her doctor has not been able to answer. This ...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Docetaxel
  • Injection: 10mg/ml, 120mg/6ml (20mg/ml), 130mg/13ml (10mg/ml), 140mg/7ml (20mg/ml), 160mg/16ml, 160mg/16ml (10mg/ml), 160mg/8ml, 160mg/8ml (20mg/ml), 200mg/10ml (20mg/ml), 200mg/20ml (10mg/ml), 20mg/0.5ml, 20mg/0.5ml (40mg/ml), 20mg/2ml, 20mg/2ml (10mg/ml), 20mg/ml, 20mg/ml (20mg/ml), 20mg/vial, 40mg/ml, 80mg/2ml (40mg/ml), 80mg/4ml, 80mg/4ml (20mg/ml), 80mg/8ml, 80mg/8ml (10mg/ml), 80mg/8ml(10mg/ml), 80mg/vial
  • Solution: 160mg/8ml (20mg/ml), 20mg/ml (20mg/ml), 80mg/4ml (20mg/ml)
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Taxotere: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0075-8003 Taxotere 20 mg/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution, Concentrate by Sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
  • 0075-8004 Taxotere 80 mg/4ml Intravenous Injection, Solution, Concentrate by Sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC

Other drugs which contain Docetaxel or a similar ingredient: (2 results)

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How long does abdominal edema last post taxotere and what can be done to relieve it.
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