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Warning

WARNING: TOXIC DEATHS, HEPATOTOXICITY, NEUTROPENIA, HYPERSENSITIVITY REACTIONS, and FLUID RETENTION The incidence of treatment-related mortality associated with docetaxel therapy is increased in patients with abnormal liver function, in patients receiving higher doses, and in patients with non-small cell lung carcinoma and a history of prior treatment with platinum-based chemotherapy who receive docetaxel as a single agent at a dose of 100 mg/m2 [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)]. Docetaxel should not be given to patients with bilirubin > upper limit of normal (ULN), or to patients with AST and/or ALT >1.5 × ULN concomitant with alkaline phosphatase >2.5 × ULN. Patients with elevations of bilirubin or abnormalities of transaminase concurrent with alkaline phosphatase are at increased risk for the development of grade 4 neutropenia, febrile neutropenia, infections, severe thrombocytopenia, severe stomatitis, severe skin toxicity, and toxic death. Patients with isolated elevations of transaminase >1.5 × ULN also had a higher rate of febrile neutropenia grade 4 but did not have an increased incidence of toxic death. Bilirubin, AST or ALT, and alkaline phosphatase values should be obtained prior to each cycle of docetaxel therapy [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)]. Docetaxel therapy should not be given to patients with neutrophil counts of <1500 cells/mm3. In order to monitor the occurrence of neutropenia, which may be severe and result in infection, frequent blood cell counts should be performed on all patients receiving docetaxel [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)]. Severe hypersensitivity reactions characterized by generalized rash/erythema, hypotension and/or bronchospasm, or very rarely fatal anaphylaxis, have been reported in patients who received a 3-day dexamethasone premedication. Hypersensitivity reactions require immediate discontinuation of the docetaxel infusion and administration of appropriate therapy [see Warnings and Precautions (5.5)]. Docetaxel must not be given to patients who have a history of severe hypersensitivity reactions to docetaxel or to other drugs formulated with polysorbate 80 [see Contraindications (4)]. Severe fluid retention occurred in 6.5% (6/92) of patients despite use of a 3-day dexamethasone premedication regimen. It was characterized by one or more of the following events: poorly tolerated peripheral edema, generalized edema, pleural effusion requiring urgent drainage, dyspnea at rest, cardiac tamponade, or pronounced abdominal distention (due to ascites) [see Warnings and Precautions (5.6)]. WARNING: TOXIC DEATHS, HEPATOTOXICITY, NEUTROPENIA, HYPERSENSITIVITY REACTIONS, and FLUID RETENTION See full prescribing information for complete boxed warning Treatment-related mortality increases with abnormal liver function, at higher doses, and in patients with NSCLC and prior platinum-based therapy receiving docetaxel at 100 mg/m 2 ( 5.1) Should not be given if bilirubin > ULN, or if AST and/or ALT > 1.5 x ULN concomitant with alkaline phosphatase > 2.5 x ULN. LFT elevations increase risk of severe or life-threatening complications. Obtain LFTs before each treatment cycle ( 8.6) Should not be given if neutrophil counts are < 1500 cells/mm 3. Obtain frequent blood counts to monitor for neutropenia ( 4, 5.3) Severe hypersensitivity, including very rare fatal anaphylaxis, has been reported in patients who received dexamethasone premedication. Severe reactions require immediate discontinuation of docetaxel and administration of appropriate therapy ( 5.5) Contraindicated if history of severe hypersensitivity reactions to docetaxel or to drugs formulated with polysorbate 80 ( 4) Severe fluid retention may occur despite dexamethasone ( 5.6)

Indications And Usage

Docetaxel Injection, USP is a microtubule inhibitor indicated for: Breast Cancer (BC): single agent for locally advanced or metastatic BC after chemotherapy failure; and with doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide as adjuvant treatment of operable node-positive BC ( 1.1) Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC): single agent for locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC after platinum therapy failure; and with cisplatin for unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic untreated NSCLC ( 1.2) Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC): with prednisone in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer ( 1.3) Gastric Adenocarcinoma (GC): with cisplatin and fluorouracil for untreated, advanced GC, including the gastroesophageal junction ( 1.4) Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck (SCCHN): with cisplatin and fluorouracil for induction treatment of locally advanced SCCHN ( 1.5) 1.1 Breast Cancer Docetaxel Injection is indicated for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer after failure of prior chemotherapy. Docetaxel Injection in combination with doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide is indicated for the adjuvant treatment of patients with operable node-positive breast cancer. 1.2 Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Docetaxel Injection as a single agent is indicated for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer after failure of prior platinum-based chemotherapy. Docetaxel Injection in combination with cisplatin is indicated for the treatment of patients with unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer who have not previously received chemotherapy for this condition. 1.3 Prostate Cancer Docetaxel Injection in combination with prednisone is indicated for the treatment of patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. 1.4 Gastric Adenocarcinoma Docetaxel Injection in combination with cisplatin and fluorouracil is indicated for the treatment of patients with advanced gastric adenocarcinoma, including adenocarcinoma of the gastroesophageal junction, who have not received prior chemotherapy for advanced disease. 1.5 Head and Neck Cancer Docetaxel Injection in combination with cisplatin and fluorouracil is indicated for the induction treatment of patients with locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN).

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Dosage And Administration

Table 1 - Recommended Dose Modifications for Toxicities in Patients Treated with Docetaxel Injection in Combination with Cisplatin and Fluorouracil
Toxicity Dosage adjustment
Diarrhea grade 3 First episode: reduce fluorouracil dose by 20%. Second episode: then reduce docetaxel injection dose by 20%.
Diarrhea grade 4 First episode: reduce docetaxel injection and fluorouracil doses by 20%. Second episode: discontinue treatment.
Stomatitis/mucositis grade 3 First episode: reduce fluorouracil dose by 20%. Second episode: stop fluorouracil only, at all subsequent cycles. Third episode: reduce docetaxel injection dose by 20%.
Stomatitis/mucositis grade 4 First episode: stop fluorouracil only, at all subsequent cycles. Second episode: reduce docetaxel injection dose by 20%.

Dosage Forms And Strengths

Two-vial formulation (Injection Concentrate and Diluent) Docetaxel Injection, USP 20 mg/0.5 mL Docetaxel Injection, USP Concentrate 20 mg/0.5 mL: 20 mg docetaxel in 0.5 mL polysorbate 80 and Diluent for Docetaxel Injection, USP 20 mg (13% (w/w) ethanol in water for injection). Both items are in a blister pack in one carton. Two-vial formulation (Injection Concentrate and Diluent): 20 mg/0.5 mL and Diluent for Docetaxel Injection, USP 20 mg ( 3) Two-vial formulation (Injection Concentrate and Diluent) Docetaxel Injection, USP 20 mg/0.5 mL Docetaxel Injection, USP 20 mg/0.5 mL: 20 mg docetaxel in 0.5 mL polysorbate 80 and Diluent for Docetaxel Injection, USP 20 mg (13% (w/w) ethanol in water for injection). Both items are in a blister pack in one carton.

Contraindications

Docetaxel is contraindicated in patients with: neutrophil counts of <1500 cells/mm3 [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)]. a history of severe hypersensitivity reactions to docetaxel or to other drugs formulated with polysorbate 80. Severe reactions, including anaphylaxis, have occurred [see Warnings and Precautions (5.5)]. Hypersensitivity to docetaxel or polysorbate 80 ( 4) Neutrophil counts of <1500 cells/mm 3 ( 4)

Warning and Cautions

Second primary malignancies: In patients treated with docetaxel containing regimens, monitor for delayed AML, MDS, NHL, and renal cancer. ( 5.7) Cutaneous reactions: Reactions including erythema of the extremities with edema followed by desquamation may occur. Severe skin toxicity may require dose adjustment ( 5.8) Neurologic reactions: Reactions including . paresthesia, dysesthesia, and pain may occur. Severe neurosensory symptoms require dose adjustment or discontinuation if persistent. ( 5.9) Eye disorders: Cystoid macular edema (CME) has been reported and requires treatment discontinuation. ( 5.10) Asthenia: Severe asthenia may occur and may require treatment discontinuation. ( 5.11) Embryo-fetal toxicity: Can cause fetal harm. Advise patients of the potential risk to a fetus and to use effective contraception. (5.12, 8.1, 8.3) Alcohol content: The alcohol content in a dose of docetaxel may affect the central nervous system. This may include impairment of a patient's ability to drive or use machines immediately after infusion. ( 5.13) 5.1 Toxic Deaths Breast Cancer Docetaxel administered at 100 mg/m 2 was associated with deaths considered possibly or probably related to treatment in 2.0% (19/965) of metastatic breast cancer patients, both previously treated and untreated, with normal baseline liver function and in 11.5% (7/61) of patients with various tumor types who had abnormal baseline liver function (AST and/or ALT >1.5 times ULN together with AP >2.5 times ULN). Among patients dosed at 60 mg/m 2, mortality related to treatment occurred in 0.6% (3/481) of patients with normal liver function, and in 3 of 7 patients with abnormal liver function. Approximately half of these deaths occurred during the first cycle. Sepsis accounted for the majority of the deaths. Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Docetaxel administered at a dose of 100 mg/m 2 in patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer who had a history of prior platinum-based chemotherapy was associated with increased treatment-related mortality (14% and 5% in two randomized, controlled studies). There were 2.8% treatment-related deaths among the 176 patients treated at the 75 mg/m 2 dose in the randomized trials. Among patients who experienced treatment-related mortality at the 75 mg/m 2 dose level, 3 of 5 patients had an ECOG PS of 2 at study entry [see Dosage and Administration (2.2), Clinical Studies (14)]. 5.2 Hepatic Impairment Patients with combined abnormalities of transaminases and alkaline phosphatase should not be treated with docetaxelP [see Boxed Warning, Use in Specific Populations (8.6), Clinical Studies (14)] . 5.3 Hematologic Effects Perform frequent peripheral blood cell counts on all patients receiving docetaxel. Patients should not be retreated with subsequent cycles of docetaxel until neutrophils recover to a level >1500 cells/mm3 and platelets recover to a level > 100,000 cells/mm3. A 25% reduction in the dose of docetaxel is recommended during subsequent cycles following severe neutropenia (<500 cells/mm3) lasting 7 days or more, febrile neutropenia, or a grade 4 infection in a docetaxel cycle [see Dosage and Administration (2.7)]. Neutropenia (<2000 neutrophils/mm3) occurs in virtually all patients given 60 mg/m2 to 100 mg/m2 of docetaxel and grade 4 neutropenia (<500 cells/mm3) occurs in 85% of patients given 100 mg/m2 and 75% of patients given 60 mg/m2. Frequent monitoring of blood counts is, therefore, essential so that dose can be adjusted. Docetaxel should not be administered to patients with neutrophils <1500 cells/mm3. Febrile neutropenia occurred in about 12% of patients given 100 mg/m 2 but was very uncommon in patients given 60 mg/m 2. Hematologic responses, febrile reactions and infections, and rates of septic death for different regimens are dose related [see Adverse Reactions (6.1), Clinical Studies (14)] . Three breast cancer patients with severe liver impairment (bilirubin >1.7 times ULN) developed fatal gastrointestinal bleeding associated with severe drug-induced thrombocytopenia. In gastric cancer patients treated with docetaxel in combination with cisplatin and fluorouracil (TCF), febrile neutropenia and/or neutropenic infection occurred in 12% of patients receiving G-CSF compared to 28% who did not. Patients receiving TCF should be closely monitored during the first and subsequent cycles for febrile neutropenia and neutropenic infection [see Dosage and Administration (2.7), Adverse Reactions (6)]. 5.4 Enterocolitis and Neutropenic Colitis Enterocolitis and neutropenic colitis (typhlitis) have occurred in patients treated with docetaxel alone and in combination with other chemotherapeutic agents, despite the coadministration of G-CSF. Caution is recommended for patients with neutropenia, particularly at risk for developing gastrointestinal complications. Enterocolitis and neutropenic enterocolitis may develop at any time, and could lead to death as early as the first day of symptom onset. Monitor patients closely from onset of any symptoms of gastrointestinal toxicity. Inform patients to contact their healthcare provider with new, or worsening symptoms of gastrointestinal toxicity [see Dosage and Administration (2), Warnings and Precautions (5.3), Adverse Reactions (6.2)]. 5.5 Hypersensitivity Reactions Patients should be observed closely for hypersensitivity reactions, especially during the first and second infusions. Severe hypersensitivity reactions characterized by generalized rash/erythema, hypotension and/or bronchospasm, or very rarely fatal anaphylaxis, have been reported in patients premedicated with 3 days of corticosteroids. Severe hypersensitivity reactions require immediate discontinuation of the docetaxel infusion and aggressive therapy. Patients with a history of severe hypersensitivity reactions should not be rechallenged with docetaxel. Patients who have previously experienced a hypersensitivity reaction to paclitaxel may develop a hypersensitivity reaction to docetaxel that may include severe or fatal reactions such as anaphylaxis. Monitor patients with a previous history of hypersensitivity to paclitaxel closely during initiation of docetaxel therapy. Hypersensitivity reactions may occur within a few minutes following initiation of a docetaxel infusion. If minor reactions such as flushing or localized skin reactions occur, interruption of therapy is not required. All patients should be premedicated with an oral corticosteroid prior to the initiation of the infusion of docetaxel [see Dosage and Administration (2.6)]. 5.6 Fluid Retention Severe fluid retention has been reported following docetaxel therapy. Patients should be premedicated with oral corticosteroids prior to each docetaxel administration to reduce the incidence and severity of fluid retention [see Dosage and Administration (2.6)] . Patients with pre-existing effusions should be closely monitored from the first dose for the possible exacerbation of the effusions. When fluid retention occurs, peripheral edema usually starts in the lower extremities and may become generalized with a median weight gain of 2 kg. Among 92 breast cancer patients premedicated with 3-day corticosteroids, moderate fluid retention occurred in 27.2% and severe fluid retention in 6.5%. The median cumulative dose to onset of moderate or severe fluid retention was 819 mg/m 2. Nine of 92 patients (9.8%) of patients discontinued treatment due to fluid retention: 4 patients discontinued with severe fluid retention; the remaining 5 had mild or moderate fluid retention. The median cumulative dose to treatment discontinuation due to fluid retention was 1021 mg/m 2. Fluid retention was completely, but sometimes slowly, reversible with a median of 16 weeks from the last infusion of docetaxel to resolution (range: 0 to 42+ weeks). Patients developing peripheral edema may be treated with standard measures, e.g., salt restriction, oral diuretic(s). 5.7 Second Primary Malignancies Second primary malignancies, notably acute myeloid leukemia (AML), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL), and renal cancer, have been reported in patients treated with docetaxel-containing regimens. These adverse reactions may occur several months or years after docetaxel-containing therapy. Treatment-related AML or MDS has occurred in patients given anthracyclines and/or cyclophosphamide, including use in adjuvant therapy for breast cancer. In the adjuvant breast cancer trial (TAX316)AML occurred in 3 of 744 patients who received docetaxel, doxorubicin, and cyclophosphamide (TAC) and in 1 of 736 patients who received fluorouracil, doxorubicin, and cyclophosphamide [see Clinical Studies (14.2)] . In TAC-treated patients, the risk of delayed myelodysplasia or myeloid leukemia requires hematological follow-up. Monitor patients for second primary malignancies [see Adverse Reactions (6.1)]. 5.8 Cutaneous Reactions Localized erythema of the extremities with edema followed by desquamation has been observed. In case of severe skin toxicity, an adjustment in dosage is recommended [see Dosage and Administration (2.7)] . The discontinuation rate due to skin toxicity was 1.6% (15/965) for metastatic breast cancer patients. Among 92 breast cancer patients premedicated with 3-day corticosteroids, there were no cases of severe skin toxicity reported and no patient discontinued docetaxel due to skin toxicity. 5.9 Neurologic Reactions Severe neurosensory symptoms (e.g.paresthesia, dysesthesia, pain) were observed in 5.5% (53/965) of metastatic breast cancer patients, and resulted in treatment discontinuation in 6.1%. When these symptoms occur, dosage must be adjusted. If symptoms persist, treatment should be discontinued [see Dosage and Administration (2.7)] . Patients who experienced neurotoxicity in clinical trials and for whom follow-up information on the complete resolution of the event was available had spontaneous reversal of symptoms with a median of 9 weeks from onset (range: 0 to 106 weeks). Severe peripheral motor neuropathy mainly manifested as distal extremity weakness occurred in 4.4% (42/965). 5.10 Eye Disorders Cystoid macular edema (CME) has been reported in patients treated with docetaxel. Patients with impaired vision should undergo a prompt and comprehensive ophthalmologic examination. If CME is diagnosed, docetaxel treatment should be discontinued and appropriate treatment initiated. Alternative non-taxane cancer treatment should be considered. 5.11 Asthenia Severe asthenia has been reported in 14.9% (144/965) of metastatic breast cancer patients but has led to treatment discontinuation in only 1.8%. Symptoms of fatigue and weakness may last a few days up to several weeks and may be associated with deterioration of performance status in patients with progressive disease. 5.12 Embryo-Fetal Toxicity Based on findings from animal reproduction studies and its mechanism of action, docetaxel can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.1)]. Available data from case reports in the literature and pharmacovigilance with docetaxel use in pregnant women are not sufficient to inform the drug-associated risk of major birth defects, miscarriage or adverse maternal or fetal outcomes. In animal reproduction studies, administration of docetaxel to pregnant rats and rabbits during the period of organogenesis caused embryo-fetal toxicities, including intrauterine mortality, at doses as low as 0.02 and 0.003 times the recommended human dose based on body surface area, respectively. Advise pregnant women and females of reproductive potential of the potential risk to a fetus. Verify pregnancy status in females of reproductive potential prior to initiating docetaxel. Advise females of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during treatment and for 6 months after the last dose of docetaxel. Advise male patients with female partners of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during treatment and for 3 months after the last dose of docetaxel [see Use in Specific Populations (8.1, 8.3)]. 5.13 Alcohol Content Cases of intoxication have been reported with some formulations of docetaxel injection due to the alcohol content. The alcohol content in a dose of docetaxel injection may affect the central nervous system and should be taken into account for patients in whom alcohol intake should be avoided or minimized. Consideration should be given to the alcohol content in docetaxel injection on the ability to drive or use machines immediately after the infusion. Each administration of docetaxel injection at 100 mg/m2 delivers 2.0 g/m2 of ethanol. For a patient with a BSA of 2.0 m2, this would deliver 4.0 grams of ethanol [see Description (11)]. Other docetaxel products may have a different amount of alcohol.

Adverse Reactions

The most serious adverse reactions from docetaxel are: Toxic Deaths [see Boxed Warning, Warnings and Precautions (5.1)] Hepatic Impairment [see Boxed Warning, Warnings and Precautions (5.2)] Hematologic Effects [see Boxed Warning, Warnings and Precautions (5.3)] Enterocolitis and Neutropenic Colitis [see Warnings and Precautions (5.4)] Hypersensitivity Reactions [see Boxed Warning, Warnings and Precautions (5.5)] Fluid Retention [see Boxed Warning, Warnings and Precautions (5.6)] Second Primary Malignancies [see Warnings and Precautions (5.7)] Cutaneous Reactions [see Warnings and Precautions (5.8)] Neurologic Reactions [see Warnings and Precautions (5.9)] Eye Disorders [see Warnings and Precautions (5.10)] Asthenia [see Warnings and Precautions (5.11)] Alcohol Content [see Warnings and Precautions (5.13)] The most common adverse reactions across all docetaxel indications are infections, neutropenia, anemia, febrile neutropenia, hypersensitivity, thrombocytopenia, neuropathy, dysgeusia, dyspnea, constipation, anorexia, nail disorders, fluid retention, asthenia, pain, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, mucositis, alopecia, skin reactions, and myalgia. Incidence varies depending on the indication. Adverse reactions are described according to indication. Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice. Responding patients may not experience an improvement in performance status on therapy and may experience worsening. The relationship between changes in performance status, response to therapy, and treatment-related side effects has not been established. Most common adverse reactions across all docetaxel indications are infections, neutropenia, anemia, febrile neutropenia, hypersensitivity, thrombocytopenia, neuropathy, dysgeusia, dyspnea, constipation, anorexia, nail disorders, fluid retention, asthenia, pain, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, mucositis, alopecia, skin reactions, and myalgia. ( 6) To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact contact eVenus Pharmaceutical Laboratories Inc at 1-609-395-8625 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. 6.1 Clinical Trials Experience Breast Cancer Monotherapy with docetaxel for locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer after failure of prior chemotherapy Docetaxel 100 mg/m 2: Adverse drug reactions occurring in at least 5% of patients are compared for three populations who received docetaxel administered at 100 mg/m 2 as a 1-hour infusion every 3 weeks: 2045 patients with various tumor types and normal baseline liver function tests; the subset of 965 patients with locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer, both previously treated and untreated with chemotherapy, who had normal baseline liver function tests; and an additional 61 patients with various tumor types who had abnormal liver function tests at baseline. These reactions were described using COSTART terms and were considered possibly or probably related to docetaxel. At least 95% of these patients did not receive hematopoietic support. The safety profile is generally similar in patients receiving docetaxel for the treatment of breast cancer and in patients with other tumor types (See Table 3). Table 3 - Summary of Adverse Reactions in Patients Receiving Docetaxel at 100 mg/m 2 Adverse Reaction All Tumor Types Normal LFTs Normal Baseline LFTs: Transaminases ≤1.5 times ULN or alkaline phosphatase ≤2.5 times ULN or isolated elevations of transaminases or alkaline phosphatase up to 5 times ULN n=2045 % All Tumor Types Elevated LFTs Elevated Baseline LFTs: AST and/or ALT >1.5 times ULN concurrent with alkaline phosphatase >2.5 times ULN n=61 % Breast Cancer Normal LFTs n=965 % Hematologic Neutropenia <2000 cells/mm 3 96 96 99 <500 cells/mm 3 75 88 86 Leukopenia <4000 cells/mm 3 96 98 99 <1000 cells/mm 3 32 47 44 Thrombocytopenia <100,000 cells/mm 3 8 25 9 Anemia <11 g/dL 90 92 94 <8 g/dL 9 31 8 Febrile Neutropenia Febrile Neutropenia: ANC grade 4 with fever >38°C with intravenous antibiotics and/or hospitalization 11 26 12 Septic Death 2 5 1 Non-Septic Death 1 7 1 Infections Any 22 33 22 Severe 6 16 6 Fever in Absence of Infection Any 31 41 35 Severe 2 8 2 Hypersensitivity Reactions Regardless of Premedication Any 21 20 18 Severe 4 10 3 With 3-day Premedication n=92 n=3 n=92 Any 15 33 15 Severe 2 0 2 Fluid Retention Regardless of Premedication Any 47 39 60 Severe 7 8 9 With 3-day Premedication n=92 n=3 n=92 Any 64 67 64 Severe 7 33 7 Neurosensory Any 49 34 58 Severe 4 0 6 Cutaneous Any 48 54 47 Severe 5 10 5 Nail Changes Any 31 23 41 Severe 3 5 4 Gastrointestinal Nausea 39 38 42 Vomiting 22 23 23 Diarrhea 39 33 43 Severe 5 5 6 Stomatitis Any 42 49 52 Severe 6 13 7 Alopecia 76 62 74 Asthenia Any 62 53 66 Severe 13 25 15 Myalgia Any 19 16 21 Severe 2 2 2 Arthralgia 9 7 8 Infusion Site Reactions 4 3 4 Hematologic reactions Reversible marrow suppression was the major dose-limiting toxicity of docetaxel [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)] . The median time to nadir was 7 days, while the median duration of severe neutropenia (<500 cells/mm 3) was 7 days. Among 2045 patients with solid tumors and normal baseline LFTs, severe neutropenia occurred in 75.4% and lasted for more than 7 days in 2.9% of cycles. Febrile neutropenia (<500 cells/mm 3 with fever >38 °C with intravenous antibiotics and/or hospitalization) occurred in 11% of patients with solid tumors, in 12.3% of patients with metastatic breast cancer, and in 9.8% of 92 breast cancer patients premedicated with 3-day corticosteroids. Severe infectious episodes occurred in 6.1% of patients with solid tumors, in 6.4% of patients with metastatic breast cancer, and in 5.4% of 92 breast cancer patients premedicated with 3-day corticosteroids. Thrombocytopenia (<100,000 cells/mm 3) associated with fatal gastrointestinal hemorrhage has been reported. Hypersensitivity Reactions Severe hypersensitivity reactions have been reported [see Boxed Warning, Warnings and Precautions (5.5)]. Minor events, including flushing, rash with or without pruritus, chest tightness, back pain, dyspnea, drug fever, or chills, have been reported and resolved after discontinuing the infusion and instituting appropriate therapy. Fluid retention. Fluid retention can occur with the use of docetaxel [see Boxed Warning, Dosage and Administration (2.6), Warnings and Precautions (5.6)] . Cutaneous reactions Severe skin toxicity is discussed elsewhere in the label [see Warnings and Precautions (5.8)] . Reversible cutaneous reactions characterized by a rash including localized eruptions, mainly on the feet and/or hands, but also on the arms, face, or thorax, usually associated with pruritus, have been observed. Eruptions generally occurred within 1 week after docetaxel infusion, recovered before the next infusion, and were not disabling. Severe nail disorders were characterized by hypo- or hyperpigmentation, and occasionally by onycholysis (in 0.8% of patients with solid tumors) and pain. Neurologic reactions Neurologic reactions are discussed elsewhere in the label [see Warnings and Precautions (5.9)] Gastrointestinal Reactions Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea were generally mild to moderate. Severe reactions occurred in 3-5% of patients with solid tumors and to a similar extent among metastatic breast cancer patients. The incidence of severe reactions was 1% or less for the 92 breast cancer patients premedicated with 3-day corticosteroids. Severe stomatitis occurred in 5.5% of patients with solid tumors, in 7.4% of patients with metastatic breast cancer, and in 1.1% of the 92 breast cancer patients premedicated with 3-day corticosteroids. Cardiovascular reactions Hypotension occurred in 2.8% of patients with solid tumors; 1.2% required treatment. Clinically meaningful events such as heart failure, sinus tachycardia, atrial flutter, dysrhythmia, unstable angina, pulmonary edema, and hypertension occurred rarely. Seven of 86 (8.1%) of metastatic breast cancer patients receiving docetaxel 100 mg/m 2 in a randomized trial and who had serial left ventricular ejection fractions assessed developed deterioration of LVEF by ≥10% associated with a drop below the institutional lower limit of normal. Infusion site reactions Infusion site reactions were generally mild and consisted of hyperpigmentation, inflammation, redness or dryness of the skin, phlebitis, extravasation, or swelling of the vein. Hepatic reactions In patients with normal LFTs at baseline, bilirubin values greater than the ULN occurred in 8.9% of patients. Increases in AST or ALT >1.5 times the ULN, or alkaline phosphatase >2.5 times ULN, were observed in 18.9% and 7.3% of patients, respectively. While on docetaxel, increases in AST and/or ALT >1.5 times ULN concomitant with alkaline phosphatase >2.5 times ULN occurred in 4.3% of patients with normal LFTs at baseline. Whether these changes were related to the drug or underlying disease has not been established. Hematologic and other toxicity: Relation to dose and baseline liver chemistry abnormalities Hematologic and other toxicity is increased at higher doses and in patients with elevated baseline liver function tests (LFTs). In the following tables, adverse drug reactions are compared for three populations: 730 patients with normal LFTs given docetaxel at 100 mg/m 2 in the randomized and single arm studies of metastatic breast cancer after failure of previous chemotherapy; 18 patients in these studies who had abnormal baseline LFTs (defined as AST and/or ALT >1.5 times ULN concurrent with alkaline phosphatase >2.5 times ULN); and 174 patients in Japanese studies given docetaxel at 60 mg/m 2 who had normal LFTs (see Table 4 and Table 5). Table 4 - Hematologic Adverse Reactions in Breast Cancer Patients Previously Treated with Chemotherapy Treated at Docetaxel 100 mg/m2 with Normal or Elevated Liver Function Tests or 60 mg/m2 with Normal Liver Function Tests Adverse Reaction Docetaxel 100 mg/m 2 Docetaxel 60 mg/m 2 Normal LFTs Normal Baseline LFTs: Transaminases ≤1.5 times ULN or alkaline phosphatase ≤2.5 times ULN or isolated elevations of transaminases or alkaline phosphatase up to 5 times ULN n=730 % Elevated LFTs Elevated Baseline LFTs: AST and/or ALT >1.5 times ULN concurrent with alkaline phosphatase >2.5 times ULN n=18 % Normal LFTs n=174 % Neutropenia Any <2000 cells/mm 3 Grade 4 <500 cells/mm 3 98 84 100 94 95 75 Thrombocytopenia Any <100,000 cells/mm 3 Grade 4 <20,000 cells/mm 3 11 1 44 17 14 1 Anemia <11 g/dL 95 94 65 Infection Incidence of infection requiring hospitalization and/or intravenous antibiotics was 8.5% (n=62) among the 730 patients with normal LFTs at baseline; 7 patients had concurrent grade 3 neutropenia, and 46 patients had grade 4 neutropenia. Any Grade 3 and 4 23 7 39 33 1 0 Febrile Neutropenia Febrile Neutropenia: For 100 mg/m 2, ANC grade 4 and fever >38°C with intravenous antibiotics and/or hospitalization; for 60 mg/m 2, ANC grade 3/4 and fever >38.1°C By Patient By Course 12 2 33 9 0 0 Septic Death 2 6 1 Non-Septic Death 1 11 0 Table 5 - Non-Hematologic Adverse Reactions in Breast Cancer Patients Previously Treated with Chemotherapy Treated at Docetaxel 100 mg/m 2 with Normal or Elevated Liver Function Tests or 60 mg/m 2 with Normal Liver Function Tests Adverse Reaction Docetaxel 100 mg/m 2 Docetaxel 60 mg/m 2 Normal LFTs Normal Baseline LFTs: Transaminases ≤1.5 times ULN or alkaline phosphatase ≤2.5 times ULN or isolated elevations of transaminases or alkaline phosphatase up to 5 times ULN n=730 % Elevated LFTs Elevated Baseline Liver Function: AST and/or ALT >1.5 times ULN concurrent with alkaline phosphatase >2.5 times ULN n=18 % Normal LFTs n=174 % Acute Hypersensitivity Reaction Regardless of Premedication Any Severe 13 1 6 0 1 0 Fluid Retention Fluid Retention includes (by COSTART): edema (peripheral, localized, generalized, lymphedema, pulmonary edema, and edema otherwise not specified) and effusion (pleural, pericardial, and ascites); no premedication given with the 60 mg/m 2 dose Regardless of Premedication Any Severe 56 8 61 17 13 0 Neurosensory Any Severe 57 6 50 0 20 0 Myalgia 23 33 3 Cutaneous Any Severe 45 5 61 17 31 0 Asthenia Any Severe 65 17 44 22 66 0 Diarrhea Any Severe 42 6 28 11 NA Stomatitis Any Severe 53 8 67 39 19 1 In the three-arm monotherapy trial, TAX313, which compared docetaxel 60 mg/m 2, 75 mg/m 2 and 100 mg/m 2 in advanced breast cancer, grade 3/4 or severe adverse reactions occurred in 49.0% of patients treated with docetaxel 60 mg/m 2 compared to 55.3% and 65.9% treated with 75 mg/m 2 and 100 mg/m 2, respectively. Discontinuation due to adverse reactions was reported in 5.3% of patients treated with 60 mg/m 2 versus 6.9% and 16.5% for patients treated at 75 and 100 mg/m 2 , respectively. Deaths within 30 days of last treatment occurred in 4.0% of patients treated with 60 mg/m 2 compared to 5.3% and 1.6% for patients treated at 75 mg/m 2 and 100 mg/m 2, respectively. The following adverse reactions were associated with increasing docetaxel doses: fluid retention (26%, 38%, and 46% at 60 mg/m 2, 75 mg/m 2, and 100 mg/m 2 , respectively), thrombocytopenia (7%, 11% and 12%, respectively), neutropenia (92%, 94%, and 97%, respectively), febrile neutropenia (5%, 7%, and 14%, respectively), treatment-related grade 3/4 infection (2%, 3%, and 7%, respectively) and anemia (87%, 94%, and 97%, respectively). Combination therapy with docetaxel in the adjuvant treatment of breast cancer The following table presents treatment-emergent adverse reactions observed in 744 patients, who were treated with docetaxel 75 mg/m 2 every 3 weeks in combination with doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide (see Table 6). Table 6 - Clinically Important Treatment-Emergent Adverse Reactions Regardless of Causal Relationship in Patients Receiving Docetaxel in Combination with Doxorubicin and Cyclophosphamide (TAX316). Docetaxel 75 mg/m 2+ Doxorubicin 50 mg/m 2+ Cyclophosphamide 500 mg/m 2 (TAC) n=744 % Fluorouracil 500 mg/m 2+ Doxorubicin 50 mg/m 2+ Cyclophosphamide 500 mg/m 2 (FAC) n=736 % Adverse Reaction Any Grade 3/4 Any Grade 3/4 Anemia 92 4 72 2 Neutropenia 71 66 82 49 Fever in absence of infection 47 1 17 0 Infection 39 4 36 2 Thrombocytopenia 39 2 28 1 Febrile neutropenia 25 N/A 3 N/A Neutropenic infection 12 N/A 6 N/A Hypersensitivity reactions 13 1 4 0 Lymphedema 4 0 1 0 Fluid Retention COSTART term and grading system for events related to treatment. Peripheral edema Weight gain 35 27 13 1 0 0 15 7 9 0 0 0 Neuropathy sensory 26 0 10 0 Neuro-cortical 5 1 6 1 Neuropathy motor 4 0 2 0 Neuro-cerebellar 2 0 2 0 Syncope 2 1 1 0 Alopecia 98 N/A 97 N/A Skin toxicity 27 1 18 0 Nail disorders 19 0 14 0 Nausea 81 5 88 10 Stomatitis 69 7 53 2 Vomiting 45 4 59 7 Diarrhea 35 4 28 2 Constipation 34 1 32 1 Taste perversion 28 1 15 0 Anorexia 22 2 18 1 Abdominal Pain 11 1 5 0 Amenorrhea 62 N/A 52 N/A Cough 14 0 10 0 Cardiac dysrhythmias 8 0 6 0 Vasodilatation 27 1 21 1 Hypotension 2 0 1 0 Phlebitis 1 0 1 0 Asthenia 81 11 71 6 Myalgia 27 1 10 0 Arthralgia 19 1 9 0 Lacrimation disorder 11 0 7 0 Conjunctivitis 5 0 7 0 Of the 744 patients treated with TAC, 36.3% experienced severe treatment-emergent adverse reactions compared to 26.6% of the 736 patients treated with FAC. Dose reductions due to hematologic toxicity occurred in 1% of cycles in the TAC arm versus 0.1% of cycles in the FAC arm. Six percent of patients treated with TAC discontinued treatment due to adverse reactions, compared to 1.1% treated with FAC; fever in the absence of infection and allergy being the most common reasons for withdrawal among TAC-treated patients. Two patients died in each arm within 30 days of their last study treatment; 1 death per arm was attributed to study drugs. Fever and infection During the treatment period, fever in the absence of infection was seen in 46.5% of TAC-treated patients and in 17.1% of FAC-treated patients. Grade 3/4 fever in the absence of infection was seen in 1.3% and 0% of TAC- and FAC-treated patients, respectively. Infection was seen in 39.4% of TAC-treated patients compared to 36.3% of FAC-treated patients. Grade 3/4 infection was seen in 3.9% and 2.2% of TAC-treated and FAC-treated patients, respectively. There were no septic deaths in either treatment arm during the treatment period. Gastrointestinal reactions In addition to gastrointestinal reactions reflected in the table above, 7 patients in the TAC arm were reported to have colitis/enteritis/large intestine perforation versus one patient in the FAC arm. Five of the 7 TAC-treated patients required treatment discontinuation; no deaths due to these events occurred during the treatment period. Cardiovascular reactions More cardiovascular reactions were reported in the TAC arm versus the FAC arm during the treatment period: arrhythmias, all grades (6.2% vs 4.9%), and hypotension, all grades (1.9% vs 0.8%). Twenty-six (26) patients (3.5%) in the TAC arm and 17 patients (2.3%) in the FAC arm developed CHF during the study period. All except one patient in each arm were diagnosed with CHF during the follow-up period. Two (2) patients in TAC arm and 4 patients in FAC arm died due to CHF. The risk of CHF was higher in the TAC arm in the first year, and then was similar in both treatment arms. Adverse reactions during the follow-up period (median follow-up time of 8 years) In study TAX316, the most common adverse reactions that started during the treatment period and persisted into the follow-up period in TAC and FAC patients are described below (median follow-up time of 8 years). Nervous system disorders In study TAX316, peripheral sensory neuropathy started during the treatment period and persisted into the follow-up period in 84 patients (11.3%) in TAC arm and 15 patients (2%) in FAC arm. At the end of the follow-up period (median follow-up time of 8 years), peripheral sensory neuropathy was observed to be ongoing in 10 patients (1.3%) in TAC arm, and in 2 patients (0.3%) in FAC arm. Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders In study TAX316, alopecia persisting into the follow-up period after the end of chemotherapy was reported in 687 of 744 TAC patients (92.3%) and 645 of 736 FAC patients (87.6%).At the end of the follow-up period (actual median follow-up time of 8 years), alopecia was observed to be ongoing in 29 TAC patients (3.9%) and 16 FAC patients (2.2%). Reproductive system and breast disorders In study TAX316, amenorrhea that started during the treatment period and persisted into the follow-up period after the end of chemotherapy was reported in 202 of 744 TAC patients (27.2%) and 125 of 736 FAC patients (17.0%). Amenorrhea was observed to be ongoing at the end of the follow-up period (median follow-up time of 8 years) in 121 of 744 TAC patients (16.3%) and 86 FAC patients (11.7%). General disorders and administration site conditions In study TAX316, peripheral edema that started during the treatment period and persisted into the follow-up period after the end of chemotherapy was observed in 119 of 744 TAC patients (16.0%) and 23 of 736 FAC patients (3.1%). At the end of the follow-up period (actual median follow-up time of 8 years), peripheral edema was ongoing in 19 TAC patients (2.6%) and 4 FAC patients (0.5%). In study TAX316, lymphedema that started during the treatment period and persisted into the follow-up period after the end of chemotherapy was reported in 11 of 744 TAC patients (1.5%) and 1 of 736 FAC patients (0.1%). At the end of the follow-up period (actual median follow-up time of 8 years), lymphedema was observed to be ongoing in 6 TAC patients (0.8%) and 1 FAC patient (0.1%). In study TAX316, asthenia that started during the treatment period and persisted into the follow-up period after the end of chemotherapy was reported in 236 of 744 TAC patients (31.7%) and 180 of 736 FAC patients (24.5%). At the end of the follow-up period (actual median follow-up time of 8 years), asthenia was observed to be ongoing in 29 TAC patients (3.9%) and 16 FAC patients (2.2%). Acute myeloid leukemia (AML)/Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) AML occurred in the adjuvant breast cancer trial (TAX316). The cumulative risk of developing treatment-related AML at median follow-up time of 8 years in TAX316 was 0.4% for TAC-treated patients and 0.1% for FAC-treated patients. One TAC patient (0.1%) and 1 FAC patient (0.1%) died due to AML during the follow-up period (median follow-up time of 8 years). Myelodysplastic syndrome occurred in 2 of 744 (0.3%) patients who received TAC and in 1 of 736 (0.1%) patients who received FAC. AML occurs at a higher frequency when these agents are given in combination with radiation therapy. Lung Cancer Monotherapy with docetaxel for unresectable, locally advanced or metastatic NSCLC previously treated with platinum-based chemotherapy Docetaxel 75 mg/m 2: Treatment-emergent adverse drug reactions are shown in Table 7. Included in this table are safety data for a total of 176 patients with non-small cell lung carcinoma and a history of prior treatment with platinum-based chemotherapy who were treated in two randomized, controlled trials. These reactions were described using NCI Common Toxicity Criteria regardless of relationship to study treatment, except for the hematologic toxicities or where otherwise noted. Table 7 - Treatment-Emergent Adverse Reactions Regardless of Relationship to Treatment in Patients Receiving Docetaxel as Monotherapy for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Previously Treated with Platinum-Based Chemotherapy Normal Baseline LFTs: Transaminases ≤1.5 times ULN or alkaline phosphatase ≤2.5 times ULN or isolated elevations of transaminases or alkaline phosphatase up to 5 times ULN Adverse Reaction Docetaxel 75 mg/m 2 n=176 % Best Supportive Care n=49 % Vinorelbine/Ifosfamide n=119 % Neutropenia Any 84 14 83 Grade 3/4 65 12 57 Leukopenia Any 84 6 89 Grade 3/4 49 0 43 Thrombocytopenia Any 8 0 8 Grade 3/4 3 0 2 Anemia Any 91 55 91 Grade 3/4 9 12 14 Febrile Neutropenia Febrile Neutropenia: ANC grade 4 with fever >38°C with intravenous antibiotics and/or hospitalization 6 NA Not Applicable 1 Infection Any 34 29 30 Grade 3/4 10 6 9 Treatment Related Mortality 3 NA 3 Hypersensitivity Reactions Any 6 0 1 Grade 3/4 3 0 0 Fluid Retention Any 34 ND Not Done 23 Severe 3 3 Neurosensory Any 23 14 29 Grade 3/4 2 6 5 Neuromotor Any 16 8 10 Grade 3/4 5 6 3 Skin Any 20 6 17 Grade 3/4 1 2 1 Gastrointestinal Nausea Any 34 31 31 Grade 3/4 5 4 8 Vomiting Any 22 27 22 Grade 3/4 3 2 6 Diarrhea Any 23 6 12 Grade 3/4 3 0 4 Alopecia 56 35 50 Asthenia Any 53 57 54 Severe COSTART term and grading system 18 39 23 Stomatitis Any 26 6 8 Grade 3/4 2 0 1 Pulmonary Any 41 49 45 Grade 3/4 21 29 19 Nail Disorder Any 11 0 2 Severe 1 0 0 Myalgia Any 6 0 3 Severe 0 0 0 Arthralgia Any 3 2 2 Severe 0 0 1 Taste Perversion Any 6 0 0 Severe 1 0 0 Combination therapy with docetaxel in chemotherapy-naive advanced unresectable or metastatic NSCLC Table 8 presents safety data from two arms of an open label, randomized controlled trial (TAX326) that enrolled patients with unresectable stage IIIB or IV non-small cell lung cancer and no history of prior chemotherapy. Adverse reactions were described using the NCI Common Toxicity Criteria except where otherwise noted. Table 8 - Adverse Reactions Regardless of Relationship to Treatment in Chemotherapy-Naive Advanced Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Receiving Docetaxel in Combination with Cisplatin Adverse Reaction Docetaxel 75 mg/m 2 + Cisplatin 75 mg/m 2 n=406 % Vinorelbine 25 mg/m 2 + Cisplatin 100 mg/m 2 n=396 % Neutropenia Any 91 90 Grade 3/4 74 78 Febrile Neutropenia 5 5 Thrombocytopenia Any 15 15 Grade 3/4 3 4 Anemia Any 89 94 Grade 3/4 7 25 Infection Any 35 37 Grade 3/4 8 8 Fever in absence of infection Any 33 29 Grade 3/4 < 1 1 Hypersensitivity Reaction Replaces NCI term "Allergy" Any 12 4 Grade 3/4 3 < 1 Fluid Retention COSTART term and grading system Any 54 42 All severe or life-threatening events Pleural effusion 2 2 Any 23 22 All severe or life-threatening events Peripheral edema 2 2 Any 34 18 All severe or life-threatening events Weight gain <1 <1 Any 15 9 All severe or life-threatening events <1 <1 Neurosensory Any 47 42 Grade 3/4 4 4 Neuromotor Any 19 17 Grade 3/4 3 6 Skin Any 16 14 Grade 3/4 <1 1 Nausea Any 72 76 Grade 3/4 10 17 Vomiting Any 55 61 Grade 3/4 8 16 Diarrhea Any 47 25 Grade 3/4 7 3 Anorexia Any 42 40 All severe or life-threatening events 5 5 Stomatitis Any 24 21 Grade 3/4 2 1 Alopecia Any 75 42 Grade 3 <1 0 Asthenia Any 74 75 All severe or life-threatening events 12 14 Nail Disorder Any 14 <1 All severe events <1 0 Myalgia Any 18 12 All severe events <1 <1 Deaths within 30 days of last study treatment occurred in 31 patients (7.6%) in the docetaxel+cisplatin arm and 37 patients (9.3%) in the vinorelbine+cisplatin arm. Deaths within 30 days of last study treatment attributed to study drug occurred in 9 patients (2.2%) in the docetaxel+cisplatin arm and 8 patients (2.0%) in the vinorelbine+cisplatin arm. The second comparison in the study, vinorelbine+cisplatin versus docetaxel +carboplatin (which did not demonstrate a superior survival associated with docetaxel, [see Clinical Studies (14.3)] ) demonstrated a higher incidence of thrombocytopenia, diarrhea, fluid retention, hypersensitivity reactions, skin toxicity, alopecia and nail changes on the docetaxel +carboplatin arm, while a higher incidence of anemia, neurosensory toxicity, nausea, vomiting, anorexia and asthenia was observed on the vinorelbine+cisplatin arm. Prostate Cancer Combination therapy with docetaxel in patients with prostate cancer The following data are based on the experience of 332 patients, who were treated with docetaxel 75 mg/m² every 3 weeks in combination with prednisone 5 mg orally twice daily (see Table 9). Table 9 - Clinically Important Treatment-Emergent Adverse Reactions (Regardless of Relationship) in Patients with Prostate Cancer Who Received Docetaxel in Combination with Prednisone (TAX327) Docetaxel 75 mg/m 2 every 3 weeks + prednisone 5 mg twice daily n=332 % Mitoxantrone 12 mg/m 2 every 3 weeks + prednisone 5 mg twice daily n=335 % Adverse Reaction Any Grade 3/4 Any Grade 3/4 Anemia 67 5 58 2 Neutropenia 41 32 48 22 Thrombocytopenia 3 1 8 1 Febrile neutropenia 3 N/A 2 N/A Infection 32 6 20 4 Epistaxis 6 0 2 0 Allergic Reactions 8 1 1 0 Fluid Retention Related to treatment Weight Gain Peripheral Edema 24 8 18 1 0 0 5 3 2 0 0 0 Neuropathy Sensory 30 2 7 0 Neuropathy Motor 7 2 3 1 Rash/Desquamation 6 0 3 1 Alopecia 65 N/A 13 N/A Nail Changes 30 0 8 0 Nausea 41 3 36 2 Diarrhea 32 2 10 1 Stomatitis/Pharyngitis 20 1 8 0 Taste Disturbance 18 0 7 0 Vomiting 17 2 14 2 Anorexia 17 1 14 0 Cough 12 0 8 0 Dyspnea 15 3 9 1 Cardiac left ventricular function 10 0 22 1 Fatigue 53 5 35 5 Myalgia 15 0 13 1 Tearing 10 1 2 0 Arthralgia 8 1 5 1 Gastric Cancer Combination therapy with docetaxel in gastric adenocarcinoma Data in the following table are based on the experience of 221 patients with advanced gastric adenocarcinoma and no history of prior chemotherapy for advanced disease, who were treated with docetaxel 75 mg/m 2 in combination with cisplatin and fluorouracil (see Table 10). Table 10 - Clinically Important Treatment-Emergent Adverse Reactions Regardless of Relationship to Treatment in the Gastric Cancer Study Docetaxel 75 mg/m 2 + cisplatin 75 mg/m 2 + fluorouracil 750 mg/m 2 n=221 Cisplatin 100 mg/m 2 + fluorouracil 1000 mg/m 2 n=224 Adverse Reaction Any % Grade 3/4 % Any % Grade 3/4 % Clinically important treatment emergent adverse reactions were determined based upon frequency, severity, and clinical impact of the adverse reaction. Anemia 97 18 93 26 Neutropenia 96 82 83 57 Fever in the absence of infection 36 2 23 1 Thrombocytopenia 26 8 39 14 Infection 29 16 23 10 Febrile neutropenia 16 N/A 5 N/A Neutropenic infection 16 N/A 10 N/A Allergic reactions 10 2 6 0 Fluid retention Related to treatment 15 0 4 0 Edema 13 0 3 0 Lethargy 63 21 58 18 Neurosensory 38 8 25 3 Neuromotor 9 3 8 3 Dizziness 16 5 8 2 Alopecia 67 5 41 1 Rash/itch 12 1 9 0 Nail changes 8 0 0 0 Skin desquamation 2 0 0 0 Nausea 73 16 76 19 Vomiting 67 15 73 19 Anorexia 51 13 54 12 Stomatitis 59 21 61 27 Diarrhea 78 20 50 8 Constipation 25 2 34 3 Esophagitis/dysphagia/odynophagia 16 2 14 5 Gastrointestinal pain/cramping 11 2 7 3 Cardiac dysrhythmias 5 2 2 1 Myocardial ischemia 1 0 3 2 Tearing 8 0 2 0 Altered hearing 6 0 13 2 Head and Neck Cancer Combination therapy with docetaxel in head and neck cancer Table 11 summarizes the safety data obtained from patients that received induction chemotherapy with docetaxel 75 mg/m 2 in combination with cisplatin and fluorouracil followed by radiotherapy (TAX323; 174 patients) or chemoradiotherapy (TAX324; 251 patients). The treatment regimens are described in Section 14.6. Table 11 – Clinically Important Treatment-Emergent Adverse Reactions (Regardless of Relationship) in Patients with SCCHN Receiving Induction Chemotherapy with Docetaxel in Combination with cisplatin and fluorouracil followed by radiotherapy (TAX323) or chemoradiotherapy (TAX324) TAX323 (n=355) TAX324 (n=494) Docetaxel arm (n=174) Comparator arm (n=181) Docetaxel arm (n=251) Comparator arm (n=243) Adverse Reaction (by Body System) Any % Grade 3/4 % Any % Grade 3/4 % Any % Grade 3/4 % Any % Grade 3/4 % Clinically important treatment-emergent adverse reactions based upon frequency, severity, and clinical impact. Neutropenia 93 76 87 53 95 84 84 56 Anemia 89 9 88 14 90 12 86 10 Thrombocytopenia 24 5 47 18 28 4 31 11 Infection 27 9 26 8 23 6 28 5 Febrile neutropenia Febrile neutropenia: grade ≥2 fever concomitant with grade 4 neutropenia requiring intravenous antibiotics and/or hospitalization. 5 N/A 2 N/A 12 N/A 7 N/A Neutropenic infection 14 N/A 8 N/A 12 N/A 8 N/A Cancer pain 21 5 16 3 17 9 20 11 Lethargy 41 3 38 3 61 5 56 10 Fever in the absence of infection 32 1 37 0 30 4 28 3 Myalgia 10 1 7 0 7 0 7 2 Weight loss 21 1 27 1 14 2 14 2 Allergy 6 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 Fluid retention Related to treatment. Edema only Weight gain only 20 13 6 0 0 0 14 7 6 1 0 0 13 12 0 1 1 0 7 6 1 2 1 0 Dizziness 2 0 5 1 16 4 15 2 Neurosensory 18 1 11 1 14 1 14 0 Altered hearing 6 0 10 3 13 1 19 3 Neuromotor 2 1 4 1 9 0 10 2 Alopecia 81 11 43 0 68 4 44 1 Rash/itch 12 0 6 0 20 0 16 1 Dry skin 6 0 2 0 5 0 3 0 Desquamation 4 1 6 0 2 0 5 0 Nausea 47 1 51 7 77 14 80 14 Stomatitis 43 4 47 11 66 21 68 27 Vomiting 26 1 39 5 56 8 63 10 Diarrhea 33 3 24 4 48 7 40 3 Constipation 17 1 16 1 27 1 38 1 Anorexia 16 1 25 3 40 12 34 12 Esophagitis/dysphagia/ Odynophagia 13 1 18 3 25 13 26 10 Taste, sense of smell altered 10 0 5 0 20 0 17 1 Gastrointestinal pain/cramping 8 1 9 1 15 5 10 2 Heartburn 6 0 6 0 13 2 13 1 Gastrointestinal bleeding 4 2 0 0 5 1 2 1 Cardiac dysrhythmia 2 2 2 1 6 3 5 3 Venous Includes superficial and deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism 3 2 6 2 4 2 5 4 Ischemia myocardial 2 2 1 0 2 1 1 1 Tearing 2 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 Conjunctivitis 1 0 1 0 1 0 0.4 0 6.2 Postmarketing Experiences The following adverse reactions have been identified from clinical trials and/or postmarketing surveillance. Because they are reported from a population of unknown size, precise estimates of frequency cannot be made. Body as a whole: diffuse pain, chest pain, radiation recall phenomenon, injection site recall reaction (recurrence of skin reaction at a site of previous extravasation following administration of docetaxel at a different site) at the site of previous extravasation. Cardiovascular: atrial fibrillation, deep vein thrombosis, ECG abnormalities, thrombophlebitis, pulmonary embolism, syncope, tachycardia, myocardial infarction. Ventricular arrhythmia including ventricular tachycardia has been reported in patients treated with docetaxel in combination regimens including doxorubicin, 5-fluorouracil and/or cyclophosphamide, and may be associated with fatal outcome. Cutaneous: very rare cases of cutaneous lupus erythematosus and rare cases of bullous eruptions such as erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, and Scleroderma-like changes usually preceded by peripheral lymphedema. In some cases multiple factors may have contributed to the development of these effects. Severe hand and foot syndrome has been reported. Cases of permanent alopecia have been reported. Gastrointestinal: enterocolitis, including colitis, ischemic colitis, and neutropenic enterocolitis, has been reported with a potential fatal outcome. Abdominal pain, anorexia, constipation, duodenal ulcer, esophagitis, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, gastrointestinal perforation, intestinal obstruction, ileus, and dehydration as a consequence to gastrointestinal events have been reported. Hearing: rare cases of ototoxicity, hearing disorders and/or hearing loss have been reported, including cases associated with other ototoxic drugs. Hematologic: bleeding episodes. Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), often in association with sepsis or multiorgan failure, has been reported. Hepatic: rare cases of hepatitis, sometimes fatal primarily in patients with pre-existing liver disorders, have been reported. Hypersensitivity: rare cases of anaphylactic shock have been reported. Very rarely these cases resulted in a fatal outcome in patients who received premedication. Hypersensitivity reactions with potential fatal outcome have been reported with docetaxel in patients who previously experienced hypersensitivity reactions to paclitaxel. Metabolism and nutrition disorders: electrolyte imbalance, including cases of hyponatremia, hypokalemia, hypomagnesemia, and hypocalcemia has been reported. Neurologic: confusion, rare cases of seizures or transient loss of consciousness have been observed, sometimes appearing during the infusion of the drug. Ophthalmologic: conjunctivitis, lacrimation or lacrimation with or without conjunctivitis. Excessive tearing which may be attributable to lacrimal duct obstruction has been reported. Rare cases of transient visual disturbances (flashes, flashing lights, scotomata) typically occurring during drug infusion and in association with hypersensitivity reactions have been reported. These were reversible upon discontinuation of the infusion. Cases of cystoid macular edema (CME) have been reported in patients treated with docetaxel. Respiratory: dyspnea, acute pulmonary edema, acute respiratory distress syndrome/pneumonitis, interstitial lung disease, interstitial pneumonia, respiratory failure, and pulmonary fibrosis have rarely been reported and may be associated with fatal outcome. Rare cases of radiation pneumonitis have been reported in patients receiving concomitant radiotherapy. Renal: renal insufficiency and renal failure have been reported, the majority of these cases were associated with concomitant nephrotoxic drugs. Second primary malignancies: second primary malignancies, including AML, MDS, NHL, and renal cancer, have been reported in patients treated with docetaxel-containing regimens [see Warnings and Precautions (5.7)].

Drug Interactions

Docetaxel is a CYP3A4 substrate. In vitro studies have shown that the metabolism of docetaxel may be modified by the concomitant administration of compounds that induce, inhibit, or are metabolized by cytochrome P450 3A4. In vivo studies showed that the exposure of docetaxel increased 2.2-fold when it was coadministered with ketoconazole, a potent inhibitor of CYP3A4. Protease inhibitors, particularly ritonavir, may increase the exposure of docetaxel. Concomitant use of docetaxel and drugs that inhibit CYP3A4 may increase exposure to docetaxel and should be avoided. In patients receiving treatment with docetaxel, close monitoring for toxicity and a docetaxel dose reduction could be considered if systemic administration of a potent CYP3A4 inhibitor cannot be avoided [see Dosage and Administration (2.7), Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)] . Cytochrome P450 3A4 inducers, inhibitors, or substrates: May alter docetaxel metabolism. ( 7)

Use In Specific Populations

Lactation: Advise women not to breastfeed. (8.2) Females and Males of Reproductive Potential: Verify pregnancy status of females prior to initiation of docetaxel. (8.3) 8.1 Pregnancy Risk Summary Based on findings in animal reproduction studies and its mechanism of action, docetaxel can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.1)]. Available data from case reports in the literature and pharmacovigilance with docetaxel use in pregnant women are not sufficient to inform the drug-associated risk of major birth defects, miscarriage, or adverse maternal or fetal outcomes. Docetaxel contains alcohol which can interfere with neurobehavioral development [see Clinical Considerations]. In animal reproductive studies, administration of docetaxel to pregnant rats and rabbits during the period of organogenesis caused an increased incidence of embryo-fetal toxicities, including intrauterine mortality, at doses as low as 0.02 and 0.003 times the recommended human dose based on body surface area, respectively [see Data]. Advise pregnant women and females of reproductive potential of the potential risk to a fetus. The estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage for the indicated populations is unknown. All pregnancies have a background risk of birth defect, miscarriage, or other adverse outcomes. In the U.S. general population, the estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage in clinically recognized pregnancies is 2% to 4% and 15% to 20%, respectively. Clinical Considerations Docetaxel contains alcohol [see Warnings and Precautions (5.13)]. Published studies have demonstrated that alcohol is associated with fetal harm including central nervous system abnormalities, behavioral disorders, and impaired intellectual development. Data Animal data Intravenous administration of ≥0.3 and 0.03 mg/kg/day docetaxel to pregnant rats and rabbits, respectively, during the period of organogenesis caused an increased incidence of intrauterine mortality, resorptions, reduced fetal weights, and fetal ossification delays. Maternal toxicity was also observed at these doses, which were approximately 0.02 and 0.003 times the daily maximum recommended human dose based on body surface area, respectively. 8.2 Lactation Risk Summary There is no information regarding the presence of docetaxel in human milk, or on its effects on milk production or the breastfed child. No lactation studies in animals have been conducted. Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in a breastfed child, advise women not to breastfeed during treatment with docetaxel and for 1 week after the last dose. 8.3 Females and Males of Reproductive Potential Pregnancy Testing Verify pregnancy status in females of reproductive potential prior to initiating docetaxel. Contraception Females Docetaxel can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman [see Use in Specific Populations (8.1)]. Advise females of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during treatment and for 6 months after the last dose of docetaxel. Males Based on genetic toxicity findings, advise male patients with female partners of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during treatment and for 3 months after the last dose of docetaxel. Infertility Based on findings in animal studies, docetaxel may impair fertility in males of reproductive potential [see Nonclinical Toxicology (13.1)]. 8.4 Pediatric Use The alcohol content of docetaxel injection should be taken into account when given to pediatric patients [see Warnings and Precautions (5.13)]. The efficacy of docetaxel in pediatric patients as monotherapy or in combination has not been established. The overall safety profile of docetaxel in pediatric patients receiving monotherapy or TCF was consistent with the known safety profile in adults. Docetaxel has been studied in a total of 289 pediatric patients: 239 in 2 trials with monotherapy and 50 in combination treatment with cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil (TCF). Docetaxel Monotherapy Docetaxel monotherapy was evaluated in a dose-finding phase 1 trial in 61 pediatric patients (median age 12.5 years, range 1-22 years) with a variety of refractory solid tumors. The recommended dose was 125 mg/m 2 as a 1-hour intravenous infusion every 21 days. The primary dose limiting toxicity was neutropenia. The recommended dose for docetaxel monotherapy was evaluated in a phase 2 single-arm trial in 178 pediatric patients (median age 12 years, range 1-26 years) with a variety of recurrent/refractory solid tumors. Efficacy was not established with tumor response rates ranging from one complete response (CR) (0.6%) in a patient with undifferentiated sarcoma to four partial responses (2.2%) seen in one patient each with Ewing Sarcoma, neuroblastoma, osteosarcoma, and squamous cell carcinoma. Docetaxel in Combination Docetaxel was studied in combination with cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil (TCF) versus cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil (CF) for the induction treatment of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) in pediatric patients prior to chemoradiation consolidation. Seventy-five patients (median age 16 years, range 9 to 21 years) were randomized (2:1) to docetaxel (75 mg/m²) in combination with cisplatin (75 mg/m²) and 5-fluorouracil (750 mg/m²) (TCF) or to cisplatin (80 mg/m²) and 5-fluorouracil (1000 mg/m²/day) (CF). The primary endpoint was the CR rate following induction treatment of NPC. One patient out of 50 in the TCF group (2%) had a complete response while none of the 25 patients in the CF group had a complete response. Pharmacokinetics: Pharmacokinetic parameters for docetaxel were determined in 2 pediatric solid tumor trials. Following docetaxel administration at 55 mg/m²to 235 mg/m²in a 1-hour intravenous infusion every 3 weeks in 25 patients aged 1 to 20 years (median 11 years), docetaxel clearance was 17.3±10.9 L/h/m². Docetaxel was administered in combination with cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil (TCF), at dose levels of 75 mg/m²in a 1-hour intravenous infusion day 1 in 28 patients aged 10 to 21 years (median 16 years, 17 patients were older than 16). Docetaxel clearance was 17.9±8.75 L/h/m², corresponding to an AUC of 4.20±2.57 μg.h/mL. In summary, the body surface area adjusted clearance of docetaxel monotherapy and TCF combination in children were comparable to those in adults [see Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)] . 8.5 Geriatric Use In general, dose selection for an elderly patient should be cautious, reflecting the greater frequency of decreased hepatic, renal, or cardiac function and of concomitant disease or other drug therapy in elderly patients. Non-small Cell Lung Cancer In a study conducted in chemotherapy-naive patients with NSCLC (TAX326), 148 patients (36%) in the docetaxel +cisplatin group were 65 years of age or greater. There were 128 patients (32%) in the vinorelbine+cisplatin group 65 years of age or greater. In the docetaxel +cisplatin group, patients less than 65 years of age had a median survival of 10.3 months (95% CI: 9.1 months, 11.8 months) and patients 65 years or older had a median survival of 12.1 months (95% CI: 9.3 months, 14 months). In patients 65 years of age or greater treated with docetaxel +cisplatin, diarrhea (55%), peripheral edema (39%) and stomatitis (28%) were observed more frequently than in the vinorelbine+cisplatin group (diarrhea 24%, peripheral edema 20%, stomatitis 20%). Patients treated with docetaxel +cisplatin who were 65 years of age or greater were more likely to experience diarrhea (55%), infections (42%), peripheral edema (39%) and stomatitis (28%) compared to patients less than the age of 65 administered the same treatment (43%, 31%, 31% and 21%, respectively). When docetaxel was combined with carboplatin for the treatment of chemotherapy-naive, advanced non-small cell lung carcinoma, patients 65 years of age or greater (28%) experienced higher frequency of infection compared to similar patients treated with docetaxel +cisplatin, and a higher frequency of diarrhea, infection and peripheral edema than elderly patients treated with vinorelbine+cisplatin. Prostate Cancer Of the 333 patients treated with docetaxel every three weeks plus prednisone in the prostate cancer study (TAX327), 209 patients were 65 years of age or greater and 68 patients were older than 75 years. In patients treated with docetaxel every three weeks, the following treatment-emergent adverse reactions occurred at rates ≥10% higher in patients 65 years of age or greater compared to younger patients: anemia (71% vs. 59%), infection (37% vs. 24%), nail changes (34% vs. 23%), anorexia (21% vs. 10%), weight loss (15% vs. 5%) respectively. Breast Cancer In the adjuvant breast cancer trial (TAX316), docetaxel in combination with doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide was administered to 744 patients of whom 48 (6%) were 65 years of age or greater. The number of elderly patients who received this regimen was not sufficient to determine whether there were differences in safety and efficacy between elderly and younger patients. Gastric Cancer Among the 221 patients treated with docetaxel in combination with cisplatin and fluorouracil in the gastric cancer study, 54 were 65 years of age or older and 2 patients were older than 75 years. In this study, the number of patients who were 65 years of age or older was insufficient to determine whether they respond differently from younger patients. However, the incidence of serious adverse reactions was higher in the elderly patients compared to younger patients. The incidence of the following adverse reactions (all grades, regardless of relationship): lethargy, stomatitis, diarrhea, dizziness, edema, febrile neutropenia/neutropenic infection occurred at rates ≥10% higher in patients who were 65 years of age or older compared to younger patients. Elderly patients treated with TCF should be closely monitored. Head and Neck Cancer Among the 174 and 251 patients who received the induction treatment with docetaxel in combination with cisplatin and fluorouracil (TPF) for SCCHN in the TAX323 and TAX324 studies, 18 (10%) and 32 (13%) of the patients were 65 years of age or older, respectively. These clinical studies of docetaxel in combination with cisplatin and fluorouracil in patients with SCCHN did not include sufficient numbers of patients aged 65 and over to determine whether they respond differently from younger patients. Other reported clinical experience with this treatment regimen has not identified differences in responses between elderly and younger patients. 8.6 Hepatic Impairment Patients with bilirubin >ULN should not receive docetaxel. Also, patients with AST and/or ALT >1.5 × ULN concomitant with alkaline phosphatase >2.5 × ULN should not receive docetaxel [see Boxed Warning, Warnings and Precautions (5.2), Clinical Pharmacology (12.3)]. The alcohol content of docetaxel injection should be taken into account when given to patients with hepatic impairment [see Warnings and Precautions (5.13)].