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Medications for Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Other names: Acute Granulocytic Leukemia; Acute Myelogenous Leukemia; AML; Cancer, Acute Granulocytic Leukemia; Cancer, Acute Myelogenous Leukemia; Cancer, Acute Myeloid Leukemia; Leukemia, Acute Granulocytic; Leukemia, Acute Myelogenous; Leukemia, Acute Myeloid

About Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is cancer that starts inside bone marrow, the soft tissue inside bones that helps form blood cells. The cancer grows from cells that would normally turn into white blood cells.

Drugs used to treat Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
cytarabine Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: cytarabine systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites

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Venclexta Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: venetoclax systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

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venetoclax Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: venetoclax systemic

Brand name:  Venclexta

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Idhifa Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: enasidenib systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

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azacitidine Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: azacitidine systemic

Brand name:  Onureg

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

idarubicin Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: idarubicin systemic

Brand name:  Idamycin PFS

Drug class: antibiotics/antineoplastics

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

Onureg Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: azacitidine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

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Tibsovo Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: ivosidenib systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

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vincristine Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: vincristine systemic

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

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daunorubicin Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: daunorubicin systemic

Brand name:  Cerubidine

Drug class: antibiotics/antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Xospata Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: gilteritinib systemic

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Cerubidine Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: daunorubicin systemic

Drug class: antibiotics/antineoplastics

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Mylotarg 1.0 2 reviews
Rx D N

Generic name: gemtuzumab systemic

Drug class: CD33 monoclonal antibodies

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

decitabine Off-label Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: decitabine systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites

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Off-label: Yes

Rydapt Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: midostaurin systemic

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Vyxeos Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: cytarabine liposomal / daunorubicin liposomal systemic

Drug class: antineoplastic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Daurismo Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: glasdegib systemic

Drug class: hedgehog pathway inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

gemtuzumab 1.0 2 reviews
Rx D N

Generic name: gemtuzumab systemic

Brand name:  Mylotarg

Drug class: CD33 monoclonal antibodies

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

midostaurin 3.0 1 review
Rx N

Generic name: midostaurin systemic

Brand name:  Rydapt

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

enasidenib Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: enasidenib systemic

Brand name:  Idhifa

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

cytarabine liposomal / daunorubicin liposomal Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: cytarabine liposomal / daunorubicin liposomal systemic

Brand name:  Vyxeos

Drug class: antineoplastic combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

gilteritinib Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: gilteritinib systemic

Brand name:  Xospata

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

ivosidenib Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: ivosidenib systemic

Brand name:  Tibsovo

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

glasdegib Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: glasdegib systemic

Brand name:  Daurismo

Drug class: hedgehog pathway inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Idamycin PFS Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: idarubicin systemic

Drug class: antibiotics/antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
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 (CSA) 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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