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Medications for Basal Cell Carcinoma

Other names: Basal Cell Skin Cancer; BCC; Cancer, Basal Cell Carcinoma; Rodent Ulcer; Skin Cancer, Basal Cell

What is Basal Cell Carcinoma:  A slow-growing, invasive, but usually nonmetastasizing neoplasm recapitulating normal basal cells of the epidermis or hair follicles, most commonly arising in sun-damaged skin of the elderly and fair-skinned.

Compare drugs associated with Basal Cell Carcinoma

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
fluorouracil Rx X N 15 reviews
7.0

Generic name: fluorouracil topical

Brand name:  Efudex

Drug class: topical antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, side effects

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

 
Aldara Rx C N 7 reviews
5.0

Generic name: imiquimod topical

Drug class: topical anti-infectives, topical antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Efudex Rx X N 6 reviews
6.0

Generic name: fluorouracil topical

Drug class: topical antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Erivedge Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: vismodegib systemic

Drug class: hedgehog pathway inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
imiquimod Rx C N 39 reviews
7.0

Generic name: imiquimod topical

Brand name:  Aldara

Drug class: topical anti-infectives, topical antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, side effects

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

 
Odomzo Rx N Add review Add

Generic name: sonidegib systemic

Drug class: hedgehog pathway inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
vismodegib Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: vismodegib systemic

Brand name:  Erivedge

Drug class: hedgehog pathway inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
sonidegib Rx N Add review Add

Generic name: sonidegib systemic

Brand name:  Odomzo

Drug class: hedgehog pathway inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 

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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 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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