Taxotere 20 Injection

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  • Manufactured by: Sanofi India Ltd
  • Contains / Salt: Docetaxel (20 mg)
  • Storage: Store in a refrigerator between 2ºC and 8ºC. Do not freeze. Protect from direct light.

Taxotere 20 Injection Information

Taxotere 20 Injection is a prescription medicine that is available as a Injection. It is typically used for the treatment of Breast Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Head and neck cancer. Other than this, Taxotere 20 Injection has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The correct dosage of Taxotere 20 Injection depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Taxotere 20 Injection can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Taxotere 20 Injection go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

It is also important to note that Taxotere 20 Injection has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Severe effect on lactating mothers. It is important to know if Taxotere 20 Injection has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Taxotere 20 Injection related warnings section.

Taxotere 20 Injection is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Liver Disease, Neutropenia, Infections are examples of such conditions. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Taxotere 20 Injection contraindications section.

Drug interactions for Taxotere 20 Injection have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to the above precautions for Taxotere 20 Injection, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.

Taxotere 20 Injection Benefits & Uses

Taxotere 20 Injection is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Taxotere 20 Injection Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage

Taxotere 20 Injection Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Taxotere 20 Injection is used -




  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Rash

Taxotere 20 Injection Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Taxotere 20 Injection safe for pregnant women?

    Taxotere can cause severe side effects if taken during pregnancy, so, pregnant women should talk to their doctor before taking it.

  • Is the use of Taxotere 20 Injection safe during breastfeeding?

    Taking Taxotere may lead to serious side effects if you are breastfeeding. Taxotere should not be taken by breastfeeding women unless prescribed by the doctor.

  • What is the effect of Taxotere 20 Injection on the Kidneys?

    Taxotere is completely safe for kidneys.

  • What is the effect of Taxotere 20 Injection on the Liver?

    Taxotere may cause harmful effects on liver. if you feel it's having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

  • What is the effect of Taxotere 20 Injection on the Heart?

    Using Taxotere does not have any harmful effects on the heart.


Severe Interaction of Taxotere 20 Injection with Other Drugs

Taxotere 20 Injection should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -



Taxotere 20 Injection Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Taxotere 20 Injection unless your doctor advises you to do so -

Frequently asked Questions about Taxotere 20 Injection

  • Is this Taxotere 20 Injection habit forming or addictive?

    No, you will not get addicted to Taxotere 20 Injection.

  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Taxotere 20 Injection can make you feel drowsy.

  • Is it safe?

    Taxotere 20 Injection is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    Taxotere 20 Injection is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.


Taxotere 20 Injection Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Taxotere 20 Injection

    When consumed with certain foods, Taxotere 20 Injection may take longer to have an effect. Contact your doctor about this.

  • Interaction between Alcohol and Taxotere 20 Injection

    Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Taxotere 20 Injection as it can have severe side effects.


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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


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Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA): Department of Health [Internet]. Governmet of Australia; Package leaflet information for the user; Oncotaxel (docetaxel)

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