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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Paclitaxel (paclitaxel systemic) is a member of the drug class mitotic inhibitors and is used to treat Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer - Adjuvant, Breast Cancer - Metastatic, Kaposi's Sarcoma, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Ovarian Cancer and Wilms' Tumor.

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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 Name

(2aR,4S,4aS,6R,9S,11S,12S,12aR,12bS)-1,2a,3,4,4a,6,9,10,11,12,12a,12b-dodecahydro-4,6,9,11,12,12b-hexahydroxy-4a,8,13,13-tetramethyl-7,11-methano-5H-cyclodeca[3,4]benz[1,2-b]oxet-5-one 6,12b-diacetate, 12-benzoate, 9-ester with (2R,3S)-N-benzoyl-3-phenyli (WHO )

Foreign Names

  • Paclitaxelum (Latin)
  • Paclitaxel (German)
  • Paclitaxel (French)
  • Paclitaxel (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Paclitaxel (OS: BAN, USAN, DCF, JAN)
  • 7-epi-Taxol (IS)
  • BMS 181339-01 (IS: Bristol-Myers)
  • NSC 125973 (IS)
  • Taxol-A (IS)
  • Paclitaxel (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Eur. 8, USP 38)
  • Paclitaxelum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names

  • Abraxane
    Abraxis BioScience, Australia; Celgene, Austria; Celgene, Canada; Celgene, Switzerland; Celgene, China; Celgene, Czech Republic; Celgene, Germany; Celgene, Denmark; Celgene, Spain; Celgene, Finland; Celgene, France; Celgene, United Kingdom; Celgene, Hong Kong; Celgene, Hungary; Celgene, Ireland; Celgene, Italy; Celgene, Lithuania; Celgene, Norway; Celgene, Poland; Celgene, Sweden; Celgene, United States; Celgene Europe, Cyprus; Celgene Europe, Greece; Celgene Europe, Macedonia; Celgene Europe Ltd, Israel; Taiho Yakuhin, Japan
  • Aclipak
    Actavis, Singapore
  • Acoexcel
    Accord Farma, Mexico
  • Adpaxil
    Adley, India
  • Altaxan
    Haupt, Georgia
  • Altaxel
    Alkem, India
  • Alzene
    Novamed, Colombia
  • Anzafax
    Atco, Pakistan
  • Anzatax
    Dbl, Egypt; Hospira, China; Hospira, Czech Republic; Hospira, Hong Kong; Hospira, Lithuania; Hospira, New Zealand; Hospira, Philippines; Hospira, Tunisia; Hospira, Taiwan; Hospira Italia, Italy; Hospira Singapore, Singapore; Mayne, Lebanon; Mayne Pharma, Oman; Orna, Turkey; Pharmaplan, South Africa; Tempo Scan Pacific, Indonesia
  • Anzatax Paclitaxel
    Centapharm, Taiwan
  • Asotax
    Raffo, Argentina
  • Aspen Paclitaxel
    Pharmacare, South Africa
  • Ataxil
    Deva, Turkey
  • axitaxel
    Axios, Germany
  • Bendatax
    Bendalis, Germany
  • Biolyse Paclitaxel
    Key Oncologics, South Africa
  • Biomedis Paclitaxel
    Biomedis Oncology, Philippines
  • Biopaxel
    Biosintetica, Brazil
  • Biotalex
    Medicus, Greece
  • Brevitax
    Teva, Czech Republic
  • Britaxol
    Bristol Myers Squibb, Chile
  • Cedol
    Gap, Greece
  • Celtax
    Celon, Georgia
  • Cipla-Paclitaxel
    Cipla Medpro, South Africa
  • Clitaxel
    Nolver, Venezuela; Pfizer, Argentina
  • Cloxyn
    Laboratorios Pasteur, Chile
  • Cryoxet
    Cryopharma, Mexico
  • Dalys
    Dosa, Argentina
  • Drifen
    Richmond, Argentina; Richmond, Tunisia
  • Dutaxel
    Samarth, Georgia
  • Ebetaxel
    Ebewe, Israel; Ebewe, Lebanon; Ebewe, Oman; Ebewe, Tunisia; Ebewe, Turkey; Ebewe Pharma, Austria; Ferron, Indonesia; Sandoz, Hong Kong
  • Egilitax
    Egis Praha, Czech Republic
  • Erioxal
    Eriochem, Argentina
  • Eucol
    Novapharm, Lithuania
  • Formoxol
    Yung Shin, Taiwan
  • Genaxol
    Union, Taiwan
  • Genetaxyl
    Genovate Biotechnology, Thailand
  • Genexol
    Cemelog-BRS, Bulgaria; epc, Egypt
  • Habitax
    Habit, Serbia
  • Inoxel
    Boryung Pharma, Thailand
  • Intaxel
    Fresenius, Philippines; Fresenius, Taiwan; Fresenius Kabi, Thailand; Fresenius Kabi, Vietnam; Fresenius Kabi Oncology, Georgia; Fresenius Kabi Oncology, Myanmar
  • Kunitaxel
    Korea United Pharm, Vietnam
  • Li Pu Su
    Luye Pharma, China
  • Maclitaxel
    Macleods, India
  • Medaxol
    Peking Union, China
  • Mitotax
    Dr Reddy's, Vietnam; Dr Reddy's Lab, Myanmar; Dr. Reddy's, India; Dr. Reddy's, Russian Federation
  • Mylan Paclitaxel
    Xixia, South Africa
  • Nanoxel
    Fresenius, Philippines
  • Napro-Tax
    Naprod, Philippines
  • Ofoxel
    Pisa, Mexico
  • Oncotax
    Helvetia Pharma, Czech Republic
  • Oncotaxel
    Sun Pharma, Myanmar
  • Oncotaxen
    Sambrook, Greece
  • Ovapac
    Pharmathen, Greece
  • Pacli MPL
    MPL, Philippines
  • Pacliavenir
    Biolyse Pharma, Israel
  • Paclicad
    Cadila, India
  • Paclikebir
    Aspen, Argentina
  • Paclimedac
    medac, Czech Republic; medac, Poland; medac, Slovakia; medac, Lithuania
  • Pacline
    Heaton, Czech Republic; Stragen Nordic, Greece
  • Paclisan
    Sanfer, Mexico
  • Paclit
    Cancernova, Germany
  • Paclitax
    Eurofarma, Brazil
  • Paclitaxel
    Actavis, Norway; Biosintetica, Brazil
  • Paclitaxel - Yung Shin
    Yung Shin Pharmaceutical, China
  • Paclitaxel Accord
    Accord, Spain; Accord, Lithuania; Accord, Netherlands; Accord, Portugal; Accord Healthcare, Austria; Accord Healthcare, Belgium; Accord Healthcare, Bulgaria; Accord Healthcare, Estonia; Accord Healthcare, United Kingdom; Accord Healthcare, Malta; Accord Healthcare, Romania; Accord Healthcare Limited, Slovakia
  • Paclitaxel Accord Healthcare Italia
    Accord Healthcare, Italy
  • Paclitaxel Actavis
    Actavis, Australia; Actavis, Belgium; Actavis, Switzerland; Actavis, Czech Republic; Actavis, Denmark; Actavis, Spain; Actavis, France; Actavis, Lithuania; Actavis, Latvia; Actavis, Netherlands; Actavis, New Zealand; Actavis, Portugal; Actavis, Sweden; Actavis, United States; Actavis Baltics Eesti, Estonia; Actavis Group, Austria; Actavis Group, Iceland; Actavis Italy, Italy; Actavis UK, United Kingdom
  • Paclitaxel Agila
    Agila, Netherlands
  • Paclitaxel AHCL
    Accord Healthcare, France
  • Paclitaxel Archie Samuel
    Archie Samuel, Romania
  • Paclitaxel Astrazeneca
    AstraZeneca, Argentina
  • Paclitaxel Aurobindo
    Aurobindo, Netherlands
  • Paclitaxel Biosano
    Laboratorios Biosano, Chile
  • Paclitaxel Biotechno Pharma
    Biotech Pharma, Argentina
  • Paclitaxel Blau
    Blaú, Colombia
  • Paclitaxel BMM Pharma
    BMM Pharma, Lithuania
  • Paclitaxel CF
    Centrafarm, Netherlands
  • Paclitaxel Chi Sheng
    Chi Sheng, Taiwan
  • Paclitaxel Cipla
    Cipla, Croatia (Hrvatska)
  • Paclitaxel Complex Therapeutics
    Complex Therapeutics, Chile
  • Paclitaxel Conifarma
    Conifarma, Argentina
  • Paclitaxel Delta Farma
    Delta Farma, Argentina
  • Paclitaxel Dr. Schlichtiger
    Dr. Schlichtiger, Poland; Sandoz, Portugal
  • Paclitaxel Ebewe
    Ebewe, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Ebewe, Bulgaria; Ebewe, Czech Republic; Ebewe, Estonia; Ebewe, Egypt; Ebewe, Georgia; Ebewe, Latvia; Ebewe, Poland; Ebewe, Serbia; Ebewe, Slovakia; Ebewe, Vietnam; Novartis, New Zealand; Sandoz, France; Sandoz, Sweden; Sandoz, Thailand; Schumit, Thailand; Ebewe, Lithuania; Ebewe, Romania; Sandoz, Australia
  • Paclitaxel EG
    EG Labo, France; Eurogenerics, Belgium
  • Paclitaxel Ferrer Farma
    Ferrer Internacional, Spain
  • Paclitaxel Fresenius
    Fresenius, Switzerland
  • Paclitaxel Fresenius Kabi
    Fresenius, Belgium; Fresenius, Greece; Fresenius Kabi, Denmark; Fresenius Kabi, Norway; Fresenius Kabi, Sweden; Fresenius Kabi Oncology, Netherlands
  • Paclitaxel Generics
    Generics Pharma, Greece
  • Paclitaxel Gerolymatos
    png Gerolymatos, Greece
  • Paclitaxel Glenmark
    Glenmark, Argentina
  • Paclitaxel Gp Pharm
    GP, Portugal; GP Pharm, Argentina; GP Pharm, Spain
  • Paclitaxel HF
    Hemofarm, Bosnia & Herzegowina
  • Paclitaxel Hospira
    Hospira, Austria; Hospira, Belgium; Hospira, Denmark; Hospira, Estonia; Hospira, Spain; Hospira, France; Hospira, Iceland; Hospira, Malta; Hospira, Netherlands; Hospira, Norway; Hospira, Poland; Hospira, Portugal; Hospira, Sweden; Hospira, Slovakia; Hospira, United States; Hospira UK, United Kingdom
  • Paclitaxel Kabi
    Fresenius, Australia; Fresenius, Spain; Fresenius, Hungary; Fresenius, Slovakia; Fresenius Kabi, Bulgaria; Fresenius Kabi, Czech Republic; Fresenius Kabi, Estonia; Fresenius Kabi, France; Fresenius Kabi, Croatia (Hrvatska); Fresenius Kabi, Italy; Fresenius Kabi, Lithuania; Fresenius Kabi, Poland; Fresenius Kabi, Portugal; Fresenius Kabi, Romania; Fresenius Kabi Austria, Austria
  • Paclitaxel Kampar
    Laboratorio Kampar, Chile
  • Paclitaxel Labatec
    Labatec Pharma, Switzerland
  • Paclitaxel Lachema
    Pliva-Lachema, Czech Republic
  • Paclitaxel Lek
    Lek, Georgia
  • Paclitaxel Mayne
    Hospira, Greece
  • Paclitaxel medac (pediatric)
    medac, United Kingdom
  • Paclitaxel Merck
    Merck, Czech Republic
  • Paclitaxel Microsules
    Microsules Arg, Argentina
  • Paclitaxel Mylan
    Mylan, Belgium; Mylan, Czech Republic; Mylan, Spain; Mylan, Hungary; Mylan, Netherlands; Mylan, Portugal; Mylan, Slovakia; Mylan Seiyaku, Japan
  • Paclitaxel Mylan Generics
    Mylan, Italy
  • Paclitaxel NK
    Nippon Kayaku, Japan
  • Paclitaxel NP
    Nipro, Japan
  • Paclitaxel Nucleus
    Actavis, Czech Republic
  • Paclitaxel Oncocorp
    OncoCorp, Germany
  • Paclitaxel PCH
    Pharmachemie, Netherlands
  • Paclitaxel Pfizer
    Pfizer, Australia
  • Paclitaxel Pharmachemie
    Pharmachemie, Denmark
  • Paclitaxel PharmaSwiss
    PharmaSwiss, Croatia (Hrvatska); PharmaSwiss, Serbia
  • Paclitaxel Pliva
    Pliva, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Pliva, Croatia (Hrvatska); Pliva, Lithuania
  • Paclitaxel Sandoz
    Sandoz, Belgium; Sandoz, Switzerland; Sandoz, Ecuador; Sandoz, Estonia; Sandoz, Croatia (Hrvatska); Sandoz, Italy; Sandoz, Japan; Sandoz, Lithuania; Sandoz, Netherlands; Sandoz, Portugal
  • Paclitaxel Sandoz eco
    Sandoz, Switzerland
  • Paclitaxel SanoSwiss
    SanoSwiss, Lithuania
  • Paclitaxel Sawai
    Sawai Seiyaku, Japan
  • Paclitaxel Stada
    STADA, Spain
  • Paclitaxel SteriMax
    SteriMax, Canada
  • Paclitaxel Stragen
    Stragen, Germany; Stragen, Tunisia; Stragen Nordic, Netherlands; Stragen Pharma, Vietnam
  • Paclitaxel Taxobine
    Stada, Portugal
  • Paclitaxel Techsphere
    Techsphere, Argentina
  • Paclitaxel Teva
    Laboratorio Chile, Chile; Pharmachemie, Georgia; Pharmachemie, Israel; Teva, Spain; Teva, Sweden; Teva Italia, Italy; Teva Pharma, Portugal; Teva Santé, France
  • Paclitaxel Tuteur
    Tuteur, Argentina
  • Paclitaxel Varifarma
    Varifarma, Argentina; Varifarma, Georgia
  • Paclitaxel-Actavis
    Actavis, Germany
  • Paclitaxel-GRY
    Teva, Germany
  • Paclitaxel-HAEMATO
    Haemato Pharm, Germany
  • Paclitaxel-Teva
    Chi Sheng, Taiwan; Pharmachemie, Serbia; Teva, Czech Republic; Teva, Hong Kong; Teva, Hungary; Teva, Lithuania; Teva, Latvia; Teva Eesti, Estonia; Teva Pharma, Switzerland; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Russian Federation; Teva Pharmaceutical Works, Georgia
  • Paclitaxelum Accord
    Accord Healthcare, Poland
  • Paclitaxelum Actavis
    Actavis, Vietnam
  • Paclitaxelum Teva
    Teva Pharmaceuticals, Poland
  • Paclitaxin
    Chemipharm, Greece; Hospira, Poland; Pharmachemie, Netherlands; Pharmachemie, Philippines; Pharmachemie, Taiwan; Pharmachemie/Teva, Thailand; Teva, Belgium
  • Paclitec
    United Biotech, Georgia
  • Paclitex
    Techno, Bangladesh
  • Paclitol
    Pharmanel, Greece
  • Paclixel
    Novagen Pharmaceuticals, Greece
  • Pacovary
    Actavis, Lithuania
  • Pactal
    Pascual, Philippines
  • Padexol
    Shin Poong, South Korea
  • Paglitaz
    Krka, Croatia (Hrvatska)
  • Paklitaxfil
    Lafedar, Argentina
  • Panataxel
    Bago, Peru; Bioprofarma, Argentina; Bioprofarma, Georgia; Sinensix, Vietnam
  • Parexel
    Zodiac, Brazil
  • Pascal Vet (veterinary use)
    Oasmia Pharmaceuticals AB, United States
  • Pataxel
    Vianex, Georgia; Vianex, Greece; Vianex, Serbia
  • Paxel
    Hanmi, South Korea; Intas, Philippines
  • Paxene
    Norton, Greece; png Gerolymatos, Greece
  • Paxene Paclitaxel
    Pharma Chemie, Greece
  • Paxital
    Medicamerc, Greece
  • Paxitas
    Accord, South Africa
  • Paxoll
    Venus Remedies, Thailand
  • Paxuba
    Glenmark, India
  • Paxus
    Kalbe, Indonesia; Kalbe International, Vietnam
  • Paxus PM
    Kalbe, Philippines; Kalbe International, Thailand
  • PCH-Paclitaxel
    Teva Pharmaceuticals, South Africa
  • Phytoqule
    Alchem, India
  • Phyxol
    Sinphar, Taiwan
  • Praxel
    Teva Int'l, Thailand
  • Ribotax
    Ribosepharm, Germany
  • Sandoz Paclitaxel
    Sandoz, South Africa
  • Santotaxel
    Sanbe, Indonesia
  • Sindaxel
    Actavis, Bosnia & Herzegowina; Actavis, Bulgaria; Actavis, Hong Kong; Actavis, Indonesia; Actavis, Malta; Actavis, Romania; Actavis, Serbia; Actavis, Tunisia; Actavis, Turkey; Actavis Group, Poland; Actavis Group, Russian Federation; Agmar, Croatia (Hrvatska); S.C. Sindan, Serbia; SC Sindan, Thailand; Sindan, Georgia; Sindan, Slovakia
  • SYG Paclitaxel
    Samyang, Georgia
  • Taksen
    Koçak, Turkey
  • Tapaklet
    GlaxoSmithKline, Oman
  • Tarvexol
    Sandoz, Brazil
  • Taxocris
    Laboratorio LKM, Georgia; LKM, Argentina
  • Taxodiol
    Tecnofarma, Chile
  • Taxol
    Abeefe Bristol-Myers Squibb, Peru; BMS, Turkey; Bristol Myers Squibb, Spain; Bristol-M.S., Argentina; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Australia; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Brazil; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Switzerland; Bristol-Myers Squibb, China; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Colombia; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Czech Republic; Bristol-Myers Squibb, France; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Hong Kong; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Japan; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Lithuania; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Netherlands; Bristol-Myers Squibb, New Zealand; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Oman; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Portugal; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Thailand; Bristol-Myers Squibb, Taiwan; Bristol-Myers Squibb, South Africa; Corden Pharma, Serbia; Glaxo Smithkline, Lebanon; GlaxoSmithKline, Egypt
  • Taxomedac
    medac, Germany
  • Taxoprol
    Novendia Pharmaceuticals, Greece
  • Taycovit
    Ivax, Argentina
  • Te Su
    Haikou Pharmaceutical Factory, China
  • Unitaxel
    Korea United, Myanmar; Korea United Pharm, Georgia; Korea United Pharma, Philippines
  • Vitax
    Recordati, Turkey
  • Xenius
    Alapis Pharma, Greece
  • Zuricxel
    Zurich Pharma, Mexico


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

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