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In the US, Docetaxel (docetaxel systemic) is a member of the drug class mitotic inhibitors and is used to treat Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer - Metastatic, Gastric Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Prostate Cancer and Solid Tumors.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Cytostatic agent

Microtubule inhibitor


Chemical Names

(2R,3S)-N-carboxy-3-phenylisoserine, N-tert-butyl ester, 13-ester with 5β-20-epoxy-1,2α,4,7β,10β,13α-hexahydroxytax-11-en-9-one 4-acetate 2-benzoate (WHO)

(2R,3S)-4-acetoxy-2α-benzyloxy-13-[3-(N-tert-butoxycarbonyl)amino-2-hydroxy-3-phenyl]propionyl-5beta,20-epoxy-1,7beta,10beta-trihydroxy-9-oxotax-11-en-13α-ylester (IUPAC)

Foreign Names

  • Docetaxelum (Latin)
  • Docetaxel (German)
  • Docétaxel (French)
  • Docetaxel (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Docetaxel (OS: BAN)
  • Docétaxel (OS: DCF)
  • Docetaxol (IS)
  • HSDB 6965 (IS)
  • NSC-628503 (IS)
  • RP 56976 (IS: RhônePoulencR)
  • Docétaxel anhydre (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Docetaxel, anhydrous (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Docetaxel, wasserfreies (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Docetaxelum anhydricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Docetaxel (OS: USAN)
  • Docetaxel (PH: USP 34)
  • Docetaxel Trihydrate (PH: BP 2011)
  • Docetaxel trihydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Docétaxel trihydraté (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Docetaxel-Trihydrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)
  • Docetaxelum trihydricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 7)

Brand Names

International Drug Name Search


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
IUPACInternational Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

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