Docetaxel and Nail ridging - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Nail ridging is found among people who take Docetaxel, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Docetaxel and have Nail ridging. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 70,009 people who have side effects when taking Docetaxel from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On May, 30, 2023

70,009 people reported to have side effects when taking Docetaxel.
Among them, 18 people (0.03%) have Nail ridging.

What is Docetaxel?

Docetaxel has active ingredients of docetaxel. eHealthMe is studying from 70,070 Docetaxel users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Nail ridging?

Nail ridging (nail has raised ridges and is thin and curved inward) is found to be associated with 426 drugs and 283 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Docetaxel and Nail ridging reports submitted per year:

Could Docetaxel cause Nail ridging?

Time on Docetaxel when people have Nail ridging *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Nail ridging when taking Docetaxel *:

  • female: 33.33 %
  • male: 66.67 %

Age of people who have Nail ridging when taking Docetaxel *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 6.25 %
  • 50-59: 50.0 %
  • 60+: 43.75 %

Common drugs people take besides Docetaxel *:

  1. Triamterene And Hydrochlorothiazide: 1 person, 5.56%
  2. Paraplatin: 1 person, 5.56%
  3. Neulasta: 1 person, 5.56%
  4. Herceptin: 1 person, 5.56%
  5. Crestor: 1 person, 5.56%
  6. Amlodipine: 1 person, 5.56%
  7. Aloxi: 1 person, 5.56%

Common side effects people have besides Nail ridging *:

  1. Biliary Tract Infection: 8 people, 44.44%
  2. Peripheral Sensory Neuropathy (damage to one or more of your peripheral nerves): 6 people, 33.33%
  3. Drug Ineffective: 5 people, 27.78%
  4. Nail Toxicity (nail damaged due to toxin): 4 people, 22.22%
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 4 people, 22.22%
  6. Diarrhea: 4 people, 22.22%
  7. Lacrimation Increased: 3 people, 16.67%
  8. Gastric Ulcer (stomach ulcer): 3 people, 16.67%
  9. Hypersensitivity: 3 people, 16.67%
  10. Hair Loss: 3 people, 16.67%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Lung Adenocarcinoma (a form of non-small cell lung cancer): 3 people, 16.67%
  2. Gastric Cancer Stage Iii (the tumour has invaded nearby organs, such as the liver, colon, or spleen. cancer cells have not spread to lymph nodes or to distant organs): 3 people, 16.67%
  3. Breast Cancer Metastatic: 3 people, 16.67%
  4. Prostate Cancer: 1 person, 5.56%
  5. Breast Cancer Female: 1 person, 5.56%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Docetaxel and have Nail ridging?

Check whether Nail ridging is associated with a drug or a condition

How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on docetaxel (the active ingredients of Docetaxel) and Docetaxel (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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