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Review: could Taxotere cause Vertigo?

We study 18,509 people who have side effects while taking Taxotere from FDA and social media. Among them, 560 have Vertigo. Find out below who they are, when they have Vertigo and more.

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Taxotere (latest outcomes from 18,575 users) has active ingredients of docetaxel. It is often used in breast cancer.


Vertigo (latest reports from 1,294,212 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 17, 2014: 18,509 people reported to have side effects when taking Taxotere. Among them, 584 people (3.16%) have Vertigo. They amount to 0.05% of all the 1,294,804 people who have Vertigo on eHealthMe.

Trend of Vertigo in Taxotere reports

Time on Taxotere when people have Vertigo * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years

Gender of people who have Vertigo when taking Taxotere * :


Age of people who have Vertigo when taking Taxotere * :


Severity of Vertigo when taking Taxotere ** :


How people recovered from Vertigo ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (169 people, 28.94%)
  2. Pain (76 people, 13.01%)
  3. Nausea (71 people, 12.16%)
  4. Metastases to bone (69 people, 11.82%)
  5. Depression (53 people, 9.08%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (321 people, 54.97%)
  2. Aredia (203 people, 34.76%)
  3. Coumadin (161 people, 27.57%)
  4. Xeloda (148 people, 25.34%)
  5. Compazine (140 people, 23.97%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • dizziness severe enough to preculde safe driving along with migraine symptoms, though not necessarily at same time as headache.


  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • SBanks on Aug, 13, 2014:

    I was an otherwise happy, healthy, physically fit long distance runner, professional – working, 35 year old until mid-Dec 2013 I received the Depo Provera injection. Two days after receiving the injection I woke up with bad attacks of vertigo, that until this day – mid-Aug2014, remain. They emanate from the back of the head, the temples and the forehead. They are always there, but vary in intensity from mild, through moderate and at times severe. Driving is the worst – the vibrations in the car often cause it to become moderate-severe, as well as during bleeding/spotting. When it is very bad it is like someone sticking vibrating tuning forks into my head (veins/nervous system). The only reprieve I get is when I am asleep. It is now mid-August 2014 and I am suffering from the same, horrible symptoms. I can only do mild training. I cannot complete a race because of the vertigo sensations. It is beyond frustrating. When I am in a group of people it is hard to concentrate on a conversation. During training (running) it is very uncomfortable. Even when walking it can be very bad like moving up and down on the waves of an ocean. I have seen many specialists - neurologists, ENTs, gynaecologist, acupuncturists, massage therapists, vein specialist, kinesthiologist - but they cannot determine the cause nor cure of the vertigo, and all say they have never come across a case related to receiving the depo provera shot - but around the time of the injection nothing else caused any trauma, I was happy, healthy, stress-free and fit. My inner ear, brain and neck have all been tested and are fine (no MS). The vertigo is ruining my life. I can still work, but I am limited to mild exercise, limited social activities and my relationship is suffering as a result. It is causing me great anxiety and stress, as I cannot get rid of it. I am spinning constantly. I would do anything to stop it.


  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • I cant control my anger..I have severe mood swings and lash out at people.I know that I feel like everyone is against me and trying to mess with my head.i don't want to get out of bed and I have a hard time functioning doing daily tasks.I get different feelings when im around others such as anxiety,depression,feeling like everyone is against me


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