Taxotere FAQ

What Is Taxotere?

Taxotere (docetaxel) is an intravenous injection manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis. It is primarily used to treat breast cancer, but it is also used to treat other types of cancers, including lung, prostate, stomach, head and neck cancer.

How Often Is Taxotere Injected?

Taxotere is given as an injection once every three weeks.

What Are The Side Effects Of Taxotere?

Side effects of Taxotere include itching or hives, swelling in the hands or feet, blistering, peeling or red skin rash, vision loss, fever, chills, cough, sore threat or body aches, rapid weight gain, bleeding or bruising, severe tiredness or weakness, and hair loss.

What Is The Taxotere Litigation About?

Taxotere litigation centers on permanent hair loss, or alopecia, the drug can cause.

What Percentage Of Patients Experienced Permanent Hair Loss On Taxotere?

Studies suggest that between 10 and 15 percent of patients taking Taxotere experience permanent hair loss due to the drug.

Did The Manufacturer Warn About This Side Effect?

No, Sanofi-Aventis did not warn about the side effect of permanent hair loss.

Did The Manufacturer Know About This Side Effect?

Yes: Sanofi-Aventis has known about this side effect since the 1990s. Warnings were given in other countries, but no warnings were provided to patients and doctors in the United States.

What Should I Do If I Have Experienced Permanent Hair Loss Because Of Taxotere?

If you or a loved one has experienced this devastating side effect after taking Taxotere, the dedicated attorneys at Reich & Binstock are here to help. Our attorneys have over 30 years of experience and will help you get the recovery you deserve. Call 713-352-7883 or 877-643-3099 toll free or write to us using our online form to get the information and legal support you need. We offer free initial consultations from our Houston office.