Before choosing to use any prescription drugs, it is important to look at the possible side effects that may come along with them. A drug like Taxotere, often used alongside other chemotherapy drugs, has some very mild side effects, along with some very serious side effects with some people. Typically used for treatment with breast cancer, non-small lung cancer, advanced stomach cancer, head and neck cancer, and metastatic prostate cancer, it typically helps most people and works just fine. Others, though, have noticed side effects that require a doctor consultation right away.
Common side effects with the usage of Taxotere include nausea, diarrhea, hair loss, and fatigue. These side effects are again, very common, and do not require additional help from a doctor. It is only once the problems become more severe that it is important to contact a doctor. Within 24 hours of noticing nausea that interferes with the ability to eat, unusual bleeding , or yellowness of the skin or eyes, it is important to get in immediate contact with your doctor. These conditions typically appear in 10-30% of patients who are taking the drug. There are other, much more serious side effects that come along with the drug, that only affect less than 10% of all patients on the drug, including death, hepatoxicity, and hypersensitivity. Again, these side effects are very rare, but should be noted for those who are choosing to use the drug.
Chances are, if you or someone you know are planning on using Taxotere, you will face only mild side effects, much like many other who use it, but with any prescription drug, it is important to know all the possibilities.
If you or a loved one has suffered due to serious side effects of Taxotere, it is important to qualify an attorney right away. At Salter Ferguson, we have a team of well-qualified attorneys with extensive knowledge in dangerous drugs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.