- Generic Name: Docetaxel
- Brand Names: Taxotere
- Drug Class: Vinca Alkaloids and other Mitotic Inhibitors
- Strengths: 10mg, 20mg, 40mg, 80mg
- Prescription Required
- FDA Approved
- Not a Federally Controlled Drug (CSA Schedule)
What is this medicine?
DOCETAXEL (doe se TAX el) is a chemotherapy drug. It targets fast dividing cells, like cancer cells, and causes these cells to die. This medicine is used to treat many types of cancers like breast cancer, certain stomach cancers, head and neck cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer.