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Docetaxel – How To Increase The Efficacy

Increase Efficacy Of Docetaxel

Docetaxel is an anti-cancer chemotherapy drug that was patented in 1986. It is used to treat many different cancer types, such as breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, advanced stomach cancer, head and neck cancer, and metastatic prostate cancer.

The drug is classified as a “plant alkaloid.” It stops cancer cell growth by inhibiting the function of microtubules, which are essential for cell division.

Docetaxel can be used alone or in combination with other chemotherapy drugs. It is given only intravenously. There is no oral form available.

To avoid allergic reactions and to prevent fluid retention, your doctor will give you a corticosteroid prior to the infusion.

Increase Efficacy Of Docetaxel

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Common side effects are:

  • Low white blood cell count
  • Low red blood cell count
  • Fluid retention
  • Shortness of breath
  • Hair loss
  • Numbness in your fingers and toes
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Mouth sores
  • Hair loss
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Nail changes
  • Muscle pain

Other drugs can increase the toxicity or reduce the effects of Docetaxel. Please inform your doctor if you are using any other medicine. Interactions between Docetaxel and other drugs are known for:

  • aspirin
  • fluticasone/salmeterol
  • amoxicillin/clavulanate
  • ciprofloxacin
  • dexamethasone
  • esomeprazole
  • paracetamol
  • prednisone
  • levothyroxine

How to Increase Efficacy Of Docetaxel

  • Curcumin
  • Genistein
  • Lycopene
  • Resveratrol
  • Vitamin C
  • EGCG
  • Vitamin E