Taxotere® (docetaxel) is a prescription cancer medication. It is a type of chemotherapy that is administered intravenously (through an IV). The medication is approved for adults only and is not available in generic form. In many cases, it is combined with other types of chemotherapy as part of a person's "chemotherapy regimen."
What is it used for, specifically? Taxotere is approved for treating the following types of cancer:
- Breast cancer
- Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
- Prostate cancer
- Stomach cancer (gastric cancer)
- Head and neck cancer.
(To learn more about the uses, or indications, for this drug, click Taxotere Uses. This article explores how Taxotere works and provides information on its use in children.)