What's the difference between taxol. Taxotere (docetaxel)?

Same class,diff drug. Both Taxol (paclitaxel) and taxotere (docetaxel) (docetaxol) are of the class of cytotoxic chemotherapy drugs known as taxanes. They are different chemicals with different pharmacokinetics and side effect profiles but tend to be used in the same disease areas. There is much debate as to whether one or the other is "better" or "more effective" in a certain disease.

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What is the difference between Taxol and taxotere (docetaxel)?

Similar drugs. Taxol is a type of chemotherapy extracted originally from the pacific yew tree- taxotere (docetaxel) is a synthetic drug that works similarly. Both are used in treatment of many cancers (breast, lung, ovary, head/neck, stomach, esophageal, prostate, etc). Both are given every 3-4 weeks but Taxol is given every week fashion too. Taxol can cause more nerve damage while taxotere (docetaxel) can affect blood counts more. Read more...
Slightly different. Taxal is paclitaxel, toxotere is docetaxel classified as plant alkaloids, have similar properties , commonly used in breast cancer, small cell lung cancer, met prostate cancer ge junction gastric cancers. Read more...