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Docetaxel

Also known as Taxotere

Docetaxel (as generic or under the trade name Taxotere) is a clinically well-established anti-mitotic chemotherapy medication (that is, it interferes with cell division). It is used mainly for the treatment of breast, ovarian, prostate, and non-small cell lung cancer. Docetaxel has an FDA approved claim for treatment of patients who have locally advanced, or metastatic breast or non small-cell lung cancer who have undergone anthracycline-based chemotherapy and failed to stop cancer progression or relapsed and a European approval for use in hormone-refractory prostate cancer.

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Estimated Total Cost: $2963.86 for an average of 21 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed docetaxel to treat breast cancer, prostate cancer, metastatic cancer, and lung cancer.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take docetaxel if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions


Significant Interactions

What side effects are related?

Patients taking docetaxel most commonly experience side effects like anemia, alopecia, and nausea.

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