What is Abraxane?

Common Brand(s): Abraxane

This medication is used to treat certain cancers (including breast, lung, and pancreatic cancer). Paclitaxel belongs to a class of drugs known as chemotherapy drugs. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.


  • metastatic breast carcinoma
  • adenocarcinoma of pancreas
  • non-small cell lung cancer
  • PD-L1 expressing triple-negative breast cancer

Usage Instructions

Read the Patient Information Leaflet available from your pharmacist before you start using paclitaxel. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication is given by injection into a vein by a health care professional. It is given on a schedule as directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your medical condition, body size, laboratory tests, and response to treatment.


Not applicable. This medication is given in a clinic and will not be stored at home.