FDA: Chemo Drug, Docetaxel can cause Symptoms of Intoxication

June 21, 2014 3:20 PM

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FDA: Chemo Drug, Docetaxel can cause Symptoms of Intoxication

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an official warning about the potential side effects of taking chemotherapy drug, docetaxel. The agency discovered that patients taking this drug might feel intoxicated.

"We are revising the labels of all docetaxel drug products to warn about this risk. Health care professionals should consider the alcohol content of docetaxel when prescribing or administering the drug to patients, particularly in those whom alcohol intake should be avoided or minimized and when usi...

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