I recently did 6 cycles of it. The commercial names are Gemzar and Taxotere. I would get Gemzar the first week, and both on the second week. I'd get neulasta the day after my 2nd week chemo.
Let's see... I lost most of my hair. Not all of it like I did with doxorubicin and ifosfamide. I had some discoloration in my nails. I had mild nausea (but did vomit once). Food would taste funny for a couple of days, except for strong (spicy, sour, bitter) flavors. I couldn't deal with bland food.
It seemed to get harder with each cycle. I would get it on Tuesday, and get a little tired in the afternoon. Then I'd be fine on Wednesday, get a mild fever on Thursday night which would be gone by Friday, start feeling crappy Friday evening, and then spend the weekend on the couch feeling like garbage. I'd feel better on Monday. With Taxotere, I also had nerve pain on Thursday and Friday.
I also had low red blood cell counts in the last few cycles, so I was administered procrit.
This was maintenance chemo for me. I had successful surgery last December, and I'm in remission. So more of a precaution.