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Who Should Not Receive Docefrez?

You should not use Docefrez if you:
 
  • Are allergic to it, docetaxel, or any of the inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
 
  • Have a significantly low neutrophil count (less than 1500 cells per mm3). Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell.
 
  • Have high levels of certain liver enzymes, including:
 
    • Aspartate aminotransferase (AST) or alanine transaminase (ALT) that is greater than 1.5 times the upper limit of normal
    • Alkaline phosphatase that is greater than 2.5 times the upper limit of normal.
 
  • Have bilirubin levels higher than the upper limit of normal.
 

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which Docefrez should not be used, along with several safety concerns people should be aware of before beginning treatment. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific warnings and precautions with Docefrez that may apply to you.
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