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Dosing Information

The dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The type of cancer being treated
  • Your height and weight
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
     
As is always the case, do not adjust your docetaxel dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Docetaxel Dosing for more information.)
  

Drug Interactions With Docetaxel

Docetaxel can potentially interact with a few other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Docetaxel).
  

What If I Take an Overdose?

People who take too much of this medication may have overdose symptoms that could include:
 
  • Severe neutropenia (low levels of certain white blood cells)
  • Weakness
  • Rashes or other skin reactions
  • Unusual sensations, such as burning or tingling.
     
It is unlikely for a person to overdose on docetaxel, as it is usually administered by a healthcare provider.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Docetaxel?

If you do not take your docetaxel as scheduled, talk to your healthcare provider as soon as possible to set up your next infusion appointment.
 

Is There a Generic Version Available?

Currently, there are both brand-name and generic versions of docetaxel licensed for sale (see Generic Taxotere and Generic Docefrez).
 
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