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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 wit 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, JAN)
  • Docétaxel (OS: DCF)
  • Docetaxol (IS)
  • HSDB 6965 (IS)
  • NSC-628503 (IS)
  • RP 56976 (IS: RhônePoulencR)
  • Docétaxel anhydre (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Docetaxel, Anhydrous (PH: BP 2016)
  • Docetaxel, anhydrous (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Docetaxel, wasserfreies (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Docetaxelum anhydricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Docetaxel (OS: USAN)
  • Docetaxel Hydrate (OS: JAN)
  • Docetaxel (PH: USP 38)
  • Docetaxel Hydrate (PH: JP XVI)
  • Docetaxel Trihydrate (PH: BP 2016)
  • Docetaxel trihydrate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Docétaxel trihydraté (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Docetaxel-Trihydrat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Docetaxelum trihydricum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Ai Su
    Hengrui, China
  • Ao Ming Run
    AosaiKang Pharmaceutical, China
  • Asodac
    Asofarma de Mexico, Mexico
  • Asodocel
    Asofarma, Argentina
  • Axogen
    Laboratorios Pasteur, Chile
  • Axtere
    Accord, South Africa
  • Bagotaxel
    Laboratorio Bago, Chile
  • Belotaxel 1-Vial
    Chong Kun Dang, South Korea
  • Bendadocel
    Bendalis, Germany
  • Biomedis Docetaxel
    Biomedis Oncology, Philippines
  • Brexel
    Kalbe, Indonesia
  • Camitotic
    Actavis, Hungary; Actavis, Slovakia; Actavis Baltics Eesti, Estonia; Actavis Group, Poland; Actavis, Lithuania; Actavis, Latvia
  • Cetadocure
    STADA, Czech Republic
  • Daxotel
    Biogalenic, Venezuela; Fresenius, Philippines; Fresenius Kabi, Thailand; Fresenius Kabi, Vietnam
  • DBL Docetaxel
    Hospira, New Zealand
  • Demotaxel
    Accord, Netherlands
  • Dincilezan
    Regiomedica, Netherlands
  • Docecad
    Cadila, India
  • Docefrez
    Sun, Lithuania; Sun Pharma, Myanmar; Sun Pharma, United States
  • Docekebir
    Aspen, Argentina
  • Docel
    Delorbis Pharmaceuticals, Cyprus
  • Docetaksel Accord
    Accord Healthcare, Slovenia
  • Docetaksel Actavis
    Agmar, Croatia (Hrvatska)
  • Docetaksel Belupo
    Belupo, Croatia (Hrvatska)
  • Docetaksel Hospira
    Hospira, Croatia (Hrvatska)
  • Docetaksel Kabi
    Fresenius Kabi, Slovenia
  • Docetaksel Pliva
    Pliva, Croatia (Hrvatska)
  • Docetaksel Strides
    Strides Arcolab, Poland
  • Docetakselis Strides
    Strides Arcolab International Limited, Lithuania
  • Docetax
    Cemelog-BRS, Georgia; Pharmaceutical, Venezuela; Techno, Bangladesh
  • Docetaxel
    Apolo Farma, Venezuela
  • Docetaxel Accord
    Accord, Spain; Accord Healthcare, Cyprus; Accord Healthcare, United Kingdom; Accord Healthcare, Georgia; Accord Healthcare Limited, Slovakia; Accord Healthcare, Austria; Accord Healthcare, Belgium; Accord Healthcare, Hungary; Accord Healthcare, Poland
  • Docétaxel Accord
    Accord Healthcare, France
  • Docetaxel Accord Healthcare
    Accord Healthcare, Italy; Accord Healthcare, United States
  • Docetaxel Actavis
    Actavis, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Actavis, Belgium; Actavis, Switzerland; Actavis, Czech Republic; Actavis, Denmark; Actavis, Spain; Actavis, Indonesia; Actavis, Israel; Actavis, Lithuania; Actavis, Malta; Actavis, Netherlands; Actavis, Norway; Actavis, Romania; Actavis, Sweden; Actavis Group, Cyprus; Actavis Group, Iceland; Actavis Italy, Italy; Actavis UK, United Kingdom; Sindan, Bulgaria
  • Docetaxel AqVida
    AqVida, Poland
  • Docétaxel Arrow
    Arrow, France
  • Docetaxel Aventis
    Sanofi-Aventis, Taiwan
  • Docetaxel beta
    Betapharm, Germany
  • Docetaxel Blaú
    Blaú, Colombia
  • Docetaxel CF
    Centrafarm, Netherlands
  • Docetaxel Complex
    Complex Therapeutics, Chile
  • Docetaxel Delta Farma
    Delta Farma, Argentina
  • Docetaxel Ebewe
    Ebewe, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Ebewe, Bulgaria; Ebewe, Czech Republic; Ebewe, Estonia; Ebewe, Georgia; Ebewe, Lithuania; Ebewe, Malta; Ebewe, Poland; Ebewe, Romania; Ebewe, Slovakia; Ebewe, Vietnam; Novartis, New Zealand; Sandoz, Australia; Sandoz, Hong Kong; Sandoz, Sweden; Sandoz Farmaceutica, Spain
  • Docétaxel Ebewe
    Sandoz, France
  • Docetaxel EG
    Eurogenerics, Belgium
  • Docétaxel EG
    EG Labo, France
  • Docetaxel Egis
    Egis, Netherlands; Egis, Slovakia; Egis Pharmaceuticals, Poland
  • Docetaxel Fada
    Fada Pharma, Argentina
  • Docetaxel Fresenius
    Fresenius, Switzerland
  • Docetaxel Genmedix
    Sindan Pharma, Israel
  • Docetaxel Glenmark
    Glenmark, Argentina
  • Docetaxel GP Pharm
    GP Pharm, Argentina
  • Docetaxel HF
    Hemofarm, Bosnia & Herzegowina
  • Docetaxel Hospira
    Hospira, Austria; Hospira, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Hospira, Belgium; Hospira, Bulgaria; Hospira, Cyprus; Hospira, Czech Republic; Hospira, Denmark; Hospira, Estonia; Hospira, Spain; Hospira, Greece; Hospira, Hong Kong; Hospira, Croatia (Hrvatska); Hospira, Lithuania; Hospira, Malta; Hospira, Netherlands; Hospira, Norway; Hospira, Poland; Hospira, Romania; Hospira, Sweden; Hospira, Slovakia; Hospira Italia, Italy; Hospira UK, United Kingdom; Hospira UK, Latvia; Pharmachemie, Israel
  • Docétaxel Hospira
    Hospira, France
  • Docetaxel Kabi
    Actavis, Romania; Fresenius, Spain; Fresenius, Hungary; Fresenius Kabi, Croatia (Hrvatska); Fresenius Kabi, Latvia; Fresenius Kabi, Poland; Fresenius Kabi, Sweden; Fresenius Kabi, Slovenia; Fresenius Kabi Oncology, Austria; Fresenius Kabi Oncology, Lithuania
  • Docétaxel Kabi
    Fresenius Kabi, France
  • Docetaxel Kampar
    Laboratorio Kampar, Chile
  • Docetaxel Labatec
    Labatec Pharma, Switzerland
  • Docetaxel Lek
    Ebewe, Bulgaria; Sandoz, Poland
  • Docetaxel Microsules
    Microsules Arg, Argentina
  • Docetaxel Mylan
    Mylan, Poland; Mylan, Slovenia; Mylan dura, Lithuania; Mylan, Netherlands
  • Docetaxel Pfizer
    Pfizer, Bulgaria; Pfizer, Estonia; Pfizer, Spain; Pfizer, Ireland; Pfizer, Malta; Pfizer, Romania; Pfizer Europe, Poland; Pfizer, Netherlands
  • Docétaxel Pfizer
    Pfizer, France
  • Docetaxel Pharmaswiss
    PharmaSwiss, Croatia (Hrvatska)
  • Docetaxel Pliva
    Pliva, Bosnia & Herzegowina
  • Docetaxel Polpharma
    Polpharma, Lithuania; Polpharma, Netherlands; Polpharma, Poland
  • Docetaxel ratiopharm Italia
    ratiopharm Italia, Italy
  • Docetaxel Regiomedica
    Regiomedica, Netherlands
  • Docetaxel Rontag
    AstraZeneca, Argentina
  • Docetaxel S.C. Sindan-Pharma
    S.C. Sindan, Serbia
  • Docetaxel Sandoz
    Ebewe, Serbia; Novartis, New Zealand; Novartis, Venezuela; Sandoz, Belgium; Sandoz, Switzerland; Sandoz, Ecuador; Sandoz, Italy; Sandoz, Lithuania; Sandoz, Netherlands; Sandoz, Slovakia
  • Docetaxel Seacross
    Seacross, Poland; Seacross Pharma, Netherlands
  • Docetaxel STADA
    STADA, Czech Republic
  • Docetaxel Strides
    Strides, Malta; Strides Arcolab, Bulgaria
  • Docetaxel Teva
    Laboratorio Chile, Chile; Pharmachemie, Netherlands; Teva, Czech Republic; Teva, Spain; Teva, Georgia; Teva, Greece; Teva, Lithuania; Teva, Latvia; Teva, Romania; Teva Eesti, Estonia; Teva Pharma, Cyprus; Teva Pharmaceuticals, Poland
  • Docétaxel Teva
    Teva Santé, France
  • Docetaxel Teva Generics
    Pharmachemie, Bulgaria; Pharmachemie, Netherlands
  • Docetaxel Tuteur
    Tuteur, Argentina
  • Docetaxel Varifarma
    Varifarma, Argentina
  • Docetaxel Vian
    Vianex, Netherlands
  • Docetaxel Winthrop
    Aventis, Poland; Aventis Pharma-F, Italy
  • Docetaxel-ratiopharm
    ratiopharm, Germany
  • Docetaxel-Teva
    Teva Pharma, Switzerland
  • Docetaxin
    Cancernova, Germany
  • Docetec
    United Biotech, Georgia
  • Docetere
    Dr Reddy's, Vietnam; Dr Reddy's Lab, Myanmar; Dr. Reddy's, India
  • Docexatel Ebewe
    Ebewe, Israel
  • Dolectran
    Laboratorio LKM, Georgia
  • Dolectran NF
    LKM, Argentina
  • Donataxel
    Bagó, Ecuador; Bioprofarma, Argentina; Bioprofarma, Georgia
  • Dostradixinol
    Regiomedica, Netherlands
  • Dotsetakseel Mylan
    Mylan Healthcare, Estonia
  • Doxecal
    Kalbe, Philippines
  • Doxekal
    Kalbe International, Vietnam
  • Doxel
    Mustafa Nevzat, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Mustafa Nevzat, Turkey
  • Doxetal
    Richmond, Argentina; Richmond, Tunisia
  • Doxetasan
    Sanbe, Indonesia
  • Doxitax
    Koçak, Turkey
  • Duo Pa Fei
    Qilu, China
  • Ebedoce
    Ebewe, Tunisia
  • Eriox
    Eriochem, Argentina; Eriochem, Tunisia
  • Finaxel
    Pliva, Croatia (Hrvatska)
  • Hentaxel
    Jiangsu-Hengrui, Philippines
  • Hospira Docetaxel
    Hospira, Malaysia; Hospira, Philippines; Hospira Singapore, Singapore
  • Isotera
    Nang Kuang, Taiwan
  • Kamdocon
    Pharmaki, Portugal
  • Lexadoz
    Mithridatum, Portugal
  • Monotaxel
    Dong-A, Georgia; Dong-A, South Korea
  • Ocesol
    Pharmaki, Portugal
  • Oncotaxel
    Actavis, Australia; SC Sindan, Thailand
  • Onkotaxel
    Actavis Group, Austria
  • Plustaxano
    Dosa, Argentina
  • Qvidadotax
    AqVida, Poland
  • Ribodocel
    Ribosepharm, Germany
  • Ruilibo
    HuaLiDa Biotechnology, China
  • Si Qu Di
    Wanma, China
  • Soulaxin
    Pisa, Mexico
  • SYG Docetaxel
    Samyang, Georgia
  • Symtaxel
    SymPhar, Poland
  • Tadocel
    Actavis, Turkey; Actavis, Vietnam
  • Taxanit
    Accord Farma, Mexico
  • Taxceus
    Caduceus, Italy; medac, Germany; medac, United Kingdom; medac, Netherlands
  • Taxegis
    EGIS, Bulgaria; Egis, Lithuania
  • Taxotere
    Aventis, Slovenia; Aventis, Tunisia; Aventis Pharma, Greece; Aventis Pharma, Norway; Aventis Pharma-F, Italy; Inopha, Austria; Sanofi Aventis, Chile; Sanofi Aventis, China; Sanofi Aventis, Spain; Sanofi Aventis, India; Sanofi-Aventis, Australia; Sanofi-Aventis, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Sanofi-Aventis, Bangladesh; Sanofi-Aventis, Denmark; Sanofi-Aventis, Ecuador; Sanofi-Aventis, Egypt; Sanofi-Aventis, Georgia; Sanofi-Aventis, Hong Kong; Sanofi-Aventis, Indonesia; Sanofi-Aventis, Malaysia; Sanofi-Aventis, New Zealand; Sanofi-Aventis, Oman; Sanofi-Aventis, Philippines; Sanofi-Aventis, Portugal; Sanofi-Aventis, Singapore; Sanofi-Aventis, Slovakia; Sanofi-Aventis, Thailand; Sanofi-Aventis, Turkey; Sanofi-Aventis, Taiwan; Sanofi-Aventis, Vietnam; Sanofi-Aventis, Peru
  • Taxovina
    Vocate, Greece
  • Taxuba
    Glenmark, India
  • Taxulide
    Cryopharma, Mexico
  • Tedocad
    Caduceus Pharma, Lithuania
  • Tevadocel
    Teva, Netherlands
  • Texot
    Filaxis, Argentina
  • Tolnexa
    Krka, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Krka, Bulgaria; Krka, Estonia; Krka, Croatia (Hrvatska); Krka, Latvia; Krka, Poland; Krka, Romania; Krka, Slovakia; KRKA d.d., Novo mesto, Netherlands
  • Tyxan
    TTY Biopharm, Taiwan
  • Xatosol
    Pharmaki, Portugal
  • Xi Cun
    Main Luck Pharmaceutical, China
  • Yi You Rui Kang
    Beijing DongFang XieHe Medical Biotechnology Co., Ltd, China
  • Zakotax
    Pharmazac SA, Greece
  • Cipla-Docetaxel
    Cipla Medpro, South Africa
  • DBL Docetaxel
    Hospira, Australia
  • Docetax
    Cemelog-BRS, Bulgaria
  • Docetaxel Accord
    Accord, Lithuania; Accord Healthcare, Norway
  • Docetaxel Asuka
    Actavis ASKA, Japan
  • Docetaxel Chemiphar
    Nagase Medicals, Japan
  • Docetaxel HK
    Daiko Seiyaku, Japan
  • Docetaxel Hospira
    Hospira Japan, Japan
  • Docetaxel NK
    Nippon Kayaku, Japan
  • Docetaxel Sandoz
    Sandoz, Japan
  • Docetaxel Sawai
    Sawai Seiyaku, Japan
  • Docetaxel Teva
    Teva Seiyaku, Japan
  • Docetaxel Towa
    Towa Yakuhin, Japan
  • Docetaxel Winthrop
    Sanofi-Aventis, Lithuania
  • Docetaxel Zentiva
    Sanofi-Aventis, Switzerland
  • Docetere
    Ferron, Indonesia; Winthrop, South Africa
  • Onetaxotere
    Sanofi, Japan
  • Pacancer
    Shin Poong, South Korea
  • Taceedo
    Naprod, Philippines
  • Taxelo
    Jeil, South Korea
  • Taxotere
    Aventis, Romania; Aventis, Serbia; Aventis Pharma, Austria; Sanofi, Dominican Republic; Sanofi, United Kingdom; Sanofi, Guatemala; Sanofi, Ireland; Sanofi, Japan; Sanofi, Panama; Sanofi Aventis, Brazil; Sanofi Oy, Finland; Sanofi-Aventis, Argentina; Sanofi-Aventis, Belgium; Sanofi-Aventis, Switzerland; Sanofi-Aventis, Colombia; Sanofi-Aventis, Germany; Sanofi-Aventis, France; Sanofi-Aventis, Honduras; Sanofi-Aventis, Iceland; Sanofi-Aventis, Lebanon; Sanofi-Aventis, Mexico; Sanofi-Aventis, Nicaragua; Sanofi-Aventis, Netherlands; Sanofi-Aventis, El Salvador; Sanofi-Aventis, South Africa; Sanofi-Aventis, Lithuania
  • Zurixol
    Zurich Pharma, Mexico


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

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