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Medications for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

What is Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia:  Cancer of a specific type of white blood cell called lymphocytes.

Medications to treat Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

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

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
methotrexate X N X Add review Rate

Generic name: methotrexate systemic

Brand names:  Trexall, Xatmep

Drug class: antimetabolites, antirheumatics, antipsoriatics, other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Gleevec D N 1 review
10

Generic name: imatinib systemic

Drug class: BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
mercaptopurine D N Add review Rate

Generic name: mercaptopurine systemic

Brand names:  Purinethol, Purixan

Drug class: antimetabolites

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Sprycel D N 1 review
10

Generic name: dasatinib systemic

Drug class: BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
dasatinib D N 1 review
10

Generic name: dasatinib systemic

Brand name:  Sprycel

Drug class: BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Adriamycin D N Add review Rate

Generic name: doxorubicin systemic

Drug class: antibiotics/antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
pegaspargase C N Add review Rate

Generic name: pegaspargase systemic

Brand name:  Oncaspar

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Trexall X N X Add review Rate

Generic name: methotrexate systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites, antirheumatics, antipsoriatics, other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
doxorubicin D N Add review Rate

Generic name: doxorubicin systemic

Brand name:  Adriamycin

Drug class: antibiotics/antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Iclusig D N 1 review
1.0

Generic name: ponatinib systemic

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors, BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors, VEGF/VEGFR inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Oncaspar C N Add review Rate

Generic name: pegaspargase systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Purinethol D N Add review Rate

Generic name: mercaptopurine systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
imatinib D N 1 review
10

Generic name: imatinib systemic

Brand name:  Gleevec

Drug class: BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Erwinaze C N Add review Rate

Generic name: asparaginase erwinia chrysanthemi systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
ponatinib D N 1 review
1.0

Generic name: ponatinib systemic

Brand name:  Iclusig

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors, BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitors, VEGF/VEGFR inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Vumon D N Add review Rate

Generic name: teniposide systemic

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
blinatumomab C N Add review Rate

Generic name: blinatumomab systemic

Brand name:  Blincyto

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
Marqibo D N Add review Rate

Generic name: vincristine liposome systemic

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Arranon D N Add review Rate

Generic name: nelarabine systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
asparaginase erwinia chrysanthemi C N Add review Rate

Generic name: asparaginase erwinia chrysanthemi systemic

Brand name:  Erwinaze

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
Clolar D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: clofarabine systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
vincristine liposome D N Add review Rate

Generic name: vincristine liposome systemic

Brand name:  Marqibo

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Xatmep X N X Add review Rate

Generic name: methotrexate systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites, antirheumatics, other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Blincyto C N Add review Rate

Generic name: blinatumomab systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
clofarabine D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: clofarabine systemic

Brand name:  Clolar

Drug class: antimetabolites

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
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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 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 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 in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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