Prostate cancer

Active Ingredient: Docetaxel

Indication for Docetaxel

Population group: only adults (18 years old or older)

Docetaxel in combination with prednisone or prednisolone is indicated for the treatment of patients with hormone refractory metastatic prostate cancer.

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

75 mg/m² once every 21 days

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

75 - 75 mg per m² of body surface area (BSA)

Dosage regimen

From 75 To 75 mg per m² of body surface area (BSA) once every 21 day(s)

Detailed description

The recommended dose of docetaxel is 75 mg/m². Prednisone or prednisolone 5 mg orally twice daily is administered continuously.

Dosage considerations

Docetaxel is administered as a one-hour infusion every three weeks.

Active ingredient


Docetaxel is an antineoplastic agent which acts by promoting the assembly of tubulin into stable microtubules and inhibits their disassembly which leads to a marked decrease of free tubulin.

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