How Does Taxotere Work?

Taxotere® (docetaxel) is a prescription drug licensed to treat the following conditions:
 
If your healthcare provider has recommended this chemotherapy drug, you may be curious about what it does and how it works.
 
Taxotere is a taxane, which is a type of drug that stops cancer cells from growing and multiplying by interfering with certain structures in the cell. While Taxotere can kill both healthy and cancerous cells, it has a greater effect on cells that are multiplying rapidly (in most cases, these are cancer cells).
 
(For a closer look at how this chemotherapy drug works, click Taxotere. This article offers a complete overview of this medication, with details on its effectiveness, possible side effects, safety warnings, and more.)
 
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