Medication Safety Issues
DOCEtaxel may be confused with cabazitaxel, PACLitaxel (conventional), PACLitaxel (protein bound).
Taxotere may be confused with Abraxane, Taxol.
High alert medication:
This medication is in a class the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) includes among its list of drug classes which have a heightened risk of causing significant patient harm when used in error.
Multiple concentrations: Docetaxel is available as a one-vial formulation at concentrations of 10 mg/mL (generic formulation) and 20 mg/mL (concentrate/solution; Taxotere or non-alcohol generic formulation). Admixture errors have occurred due to the availability of various docetaxel concentrations.