Docetaxel Vial Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • An Allergic Reaction To A Drug
  • An Infection
  • Anemia
  • Decreased Blood Platelets
  • Hair Loss
  • Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called Neutrophils
  • Low Levels Of White Blood Cells
  • Peripheral Sensory Nerve Disorder
  • Throat Irritation

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Problem Affecting The Fingernails Or Toenails
  • A Skin Rash
  • Abnormal Peeling Of Skin
  • Absence Of Menstrual Periods
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Decreased Appetite
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Low Energy
  • Muscle Pain
  • Nausea
  • Numbness And Tingling
  • Pain
  • Skin Redness
  • Stomatitis, A Condition With Painful Swelling And Sores Inside The Mouth
  • Taste Impairment
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Vomiting
  • Water Retention
  • Widening Of Blood Vessels

INFREQUENT side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A High Alanine Transaminase Level
  • A High Aspartate Transaminase Level
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • High Amount Of Bilirubin In The Blood
  • Hives
  • Inflammation Of The Esophagus
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Significant Redness Of The Skin
  • Temporary Redness Of Face And Neck
  • Tingling, Pain, Redness, And Edema Or The Hands And Feet

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Disorder Of The Peripheral Nerves That Enable Movement Called Peripheral Motor Neuropathy
  • Backache
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Dizziness
  • Excessive Watery Eyes
  • Itching
  • Joint Pain
  • Nosebleed
  • Pink Eye
  • Puffy Skin
  • Reactions At The Site Of The Injection
  • Red Eyes
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Weight Gain

RARE side effects


If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

  • A Clot In The Lung
  • A Condition Where Parts Of The Skin Becomes Tough And Tightened Called Pseudoscleroderma
  • A Condition Where There Is Formation Of Fibrous Tissue In The Lung Called Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • A Condition With Symptoms That Resemble Lupus
  • A Heart Attack
  • A Hole In The Intestine
  • A Significant Type Of Allergic Reaction Called Anaphylaxis
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
  • A Skin Disorder With Blistering And Peeling Skin Called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis
  • A Sudden Worsening Of Heart Related Chest Pain Called Angina
  • A Type Of Blood Clotting Disorder Called Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
  • A Type Of Inflammation Of The Lung Called Interstitial Pneumonitis
  • Abnormal Heart Electrical Signals
  • Abnormal Heart Rhythm
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia, A Type Of Blood Cancer
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, A Type Of Lung Disorder
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Bleeding
  • Blockage Of The Stomach Or Intestine
  • Blocked Bowels With Decreased Peristaltic Movement
  • Blood Clot In A Deep Vein Of The Extremities
  • Bronchospasm
  • Dehydration
  • Erythema Multiforme, A Type Of Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Hearing Loss
  • Heart Failure
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Inflammation Of The Liver Called Hepatitis
  • Inflammation Of The Small And Large Intestine
  • Inflammation Of The Vein, Or Phlebitis After Infusion
  • Insufficient Blood Supply To The Colon
  • Kidney Disease With Reduction In Kidney Function
  • Kidney Failure
  • Low Amount Of Magnesium In The Blood
  • Low Amount Of Potassium In The Blood
  • Low Amount Of Sodium In The Blood
  • Lung Failure Causing Loss Of Breath
  • Lung Tissue Problems
  • Macular Swelling And Degeneration Of The Eye
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome, A Bone Marrow Disorder
  • Neutropenic Colitis
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Pneumonia
  • Radiation Recall Syndrome
  • Rapid Onset Of Fluid In The Lungs
  • Renal Cell Carcinoma
  • Seizures
  • Significantly Low Blood Pressure

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression

  • A Change In Vision
  • Abnormal Sensations Of The Skin
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Tightness
  • Confusion
  • Fainting
  • Fast Heartbeat
  • Sinus Tachycardia, A Type Of Fast Heart Rate
  • Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Swelling In An Arm Or Leg Due To Blockage Of Lymph Nodes
  • Thrombophlebitis, An Inflamed Vein Due To A Blood Clot

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