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Composition for DOCETERE

Docetaxel(120 mg)

food interaction for DOCETERE

alcohol interaction for DOCETERE

pregnancy interaction for DOCETERE

lactation interaction for DOCETERE

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Docetere 120mg solvent for injection at a fixed time.
Avoid Docetere 120mg solvent for injection with grapefruit juice.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Docetere 120mg solvent for injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Docetere 120mg solvent for injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Docetaxel(120 mg)


Docetere 120mg solvent for injection is used in combination with other drugs for the treatment of breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, prostate cancer, gastric cancer, or cancer of the head or neck.

How it works

Docetere 120mg solvent for injection belongs to a class of medicines called as taxanes. It works by killing the rapidly multiplying cancer cells, thus stopping its growth and spread.

Common side effects

Nausea, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Tingling sensation of extremity, Numbness of extremity, Abnormal liver function tests, Back pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Hair loss, Increased risk of infection, Injection site redness, Injection site swelling, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Nail disorder, Reduced blood platelets, Vomiting


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Expert advice for DOCETERE

  • Before docetaxel is administered to you, ensure that all the blood tests and liver-function tests have been adequately performed.
  • Inform your doctor before taking docetaxel if you suffer from alcohol dependence or liver impairment as this medicine contains alcohol (ethanol).
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery while taking this drug as it may cause dizziness.
  • Consult your doctor if you intend to have a child during and 6 months after docetaxel treatment, as it may affect fertility.
  • Inform your doctor before taking docetaxel if you have heart, kidney or liver problems, abnormal liver function, swelling or fluid retention in the body, weakened immune system, infections, problems with bone-marrow, low platelet or white blood cell count, or if you have previously received radiation therapy.

Frequently asked questions for DOCETERE


Q. Is docetaxel a taxane, anthracycline derivative?
Docetaxel belongs to the taxane class of drugs. It is not an anthracycline derivative.
Q. Is docetaxel cytotoxic?
Yes. Since, docetaxel kills the cancer cells in the body; it is regarded as a cytotoxic agent.
Q. Does docetaxel cause hair loss, weight gain or bone pain?
Docetaxel may cause hair loss, bone pain or weight gain due to fluid retention. If you experience any such symptoms, please consult your doctor.
Q. Where does docetaxel come from?
Docetaxel is derived from the bark of the yew tree found in the pacific region.
Q. Is docetaxel FDA approved?
Yes. Docetaxel is approved by the USFDA.


Content on this page was last updated on 16 January, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)