The lawsuit involving the chemotherapy drug Taxotere states the manufacturer of Taxotere (Sanofi-Aventis) failed to warn patients and physicians of the increased risks of permanent alopecia (loss of hair).
Across the United States Taxotere lawsuits and Taxotere alopecia injury claims are being filed against Sanofi-Aventis by people who have suffered permanent hair loss as a result of being prescribed Taxotere. Attorneys state that if the manufacturer had properly warned of the risks, patients would have been prescribed a different chemotherapy drug called Taxol, which is more effective than Taxotere, and does not result in permanent hair loss.
Docetaxel, which is the generic name for Taxotere, is a potent chemotherapy medication indicated for the treatment of breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, advanced stomach cancer, head and neck cancer and metastatic prostate cancer. As there is no oral form of Taxotere, Docefrez or Docetaxel, Taxotere is given intravenously through a vein. Taxotere belongs to several different drug classifications and is a member of a family of drugs called taxanes. It is very good at preventing cancer cells from growing and dividing by hindering the ability of the cells microtubule to function. This is the part of the cell that is crucial to cell division and replication.
As with all chemo medications Taxotere can result in hair loss. The difference between Taxotere and other chemo regimens is that in many female breast cancer victims the hair does not grow back. This occurs in approximately 10% of Taxotere recipients. It is by far the most serious and most devastating potential side effects, problems and risks caused through the use Taxotere is permanent alopecia (loss of hair). Taxotere alopecia, as the resulting hair loss is diagnosed as, is the basis for all Taxotere lawsuits being filed in all 50 states and Washington D.C.
|Additional Side Effects|
|Bone, muscle or joint pain|
|Fatigue and weakness|
|Fluid retention with weight gain, swelling of the ankles or abdominal area|
|Low red blood cell count (anemia)|
|Low white blood cell count|
|Mouth or throat sores|
|Nail changes (color changes to your fingernails or toenails)|
|Peripheral neuropathy (numbness in your fingers and toes)|
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