Who should not take TAXOTERE?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:


  • a bad infection
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • a disorder of the peripheral nerves that enable movement called peripheral motor neuropathy
  • macular swelling and degeneration of the eye
  • pericardial tamponade, a disorder of the heart
  • left ventricular heart failure
  • escape of fluid into the lungs
  • fluid in the lungs
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • liver problems
  • visible water retention
  • fluid retention in the legs, feet, arms or hands
  • high amount of bilirubin in the blood
  • diarrhea
  • ascites
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • pregnancy
  • a mother who is producing milk and breastfeeding
  • lung tissue problem
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