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Medications for Breast Cancer, Adjuvant

Drugs associated with Breast Cancer, Adjuvant

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Breast Cancer, Adjuvant: Adjuvant therapy for breast cancer is any treatment given after primary treatment to increase the chance of long-term survival. This may can include chemotherapy, radiotherapy or hormonal therapy.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Femara Rx D N 6 reviews
6.0

Generic name: letrozole systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, aromatase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
tamoxifen Rx D N 2 reviews
8.0

Generic name: tamoxifen systemic

Brand names:  Nolvadex, Soltamox

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, selective estrogen receptor modulators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Herceptin Rx D N Add review
9.0

Generic name: trastuzumab systemic

Drug class: HER2 inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
letrozole Rx D N 8 reviews
5.0

Generic name: letrozole systemic

Brand name:  Femara

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, aromatase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Taxol Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: paclitaxel systemic

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Nolvadex Rx D N Add review
7.0

Generic name: tamoxifen systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, selective estrogen receptor modulators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Lupron Off Label Rx X N 1 review
2.0

Generic name: leuprolide systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, gonadotropin releasing hormones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Off Label: Yes

 
Soltamox Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: tamoxifen systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, selective estrogen receptor modulators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
epirubicin Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: epirubicin systemic

Brand names:  Ellence, Pharmorubicin PFS

Drug class: antibiotics/antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
leuprolide Off Label Rx X N 1 review
2.0

Generic name: leuprolide systemic

Brand name:  Lupron

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, gonadotropin releasing hormones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Ellence Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: epirubicin systemic

Drug class: antibiotics/antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Onxol Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: paclitaxel systemic

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
paclitaxel Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: paclitaxel systemic

Brand names:  Taxol, Onxol

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
trastuzumab Rx D N Add review
9.0

Generic name: trastuzumab systemic

Brand name:  Herceptin

Drug class: HER2 inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
Pharmorubicin PFS Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: epirubicin systemic

Drug class: antibiotics/antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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