An anticancer drug that belongs to the family of drugs called mitotic inhibitors.


... DOCETAXEL (Taxotere®) is a chemotherapy agent used to treat breast, head and neck, lung, ovarian, prostate, and many other types of cancer. Docetaxel is made from the needles of certain kinds of yew trees. Docetaxel interferes with the growth of rapidly dividing cells, like cancer cells, and eventually causes these cells to die. Docetaxel may be used alone or with other chemotherapy agents or radiation therapy. Generic docetaxel injection is not yet available. ...
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What You Need to Know About Docetaxel
... Common brand name: Taxotere Why is this drug prescribed? Docetaxel inhibits the growth and spread of cancer cells. It is used to treat breast cancer and non-small cell lung cancer as well as other con...
Source: Cleveland Clinic