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What's the difference between taxol. Taxotere (docetaxel)?
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Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sean Canale
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