Article: Docetaxel

Systematic (IUPAC) name
CAS number 114977-28-5
ATC code L01CD02
PubChem 148124
DrugBank APRD00932
Chemical data
Formula C43H53NO14
Mol. weight 807.879 g/mol
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability  ?
Metabolism  ?
Half life  ?
Excretion  ?
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.


Legal status
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Docetaxel is a chemotherapy drug used in the treatment of cancer. It has been developed after the related drug, paclitaxel. It is derived from a species of yew, Taxus baccata. Together with paclitaxel, it forms the drug category of the taxanes.

It is mainly used in lung cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer and stomach cancer.

It is marketed as Taxotere in the U.S. by sanofi-aventis