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Medications for Bladder Cancer

Other names: Cancer, Bladder

What is Bladder Cancer:  A malignant tumor growth within the bladder. Bladder cancers usually arise from the transitional cells of the bladder (the cells lining the bladder).

These tumors may be classified based on their growth pattern as either papillary tumors (meaning they have a wart-like lesion attached to a stalk) or nonpapillary tumors. Nonpapillary tumors are much less common, but they are more invasive and have a poorer prognosis.

Medications to treat Bladder Cancer

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
cisplatin Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: cisplatin systemic

Brand names:  Platinol, Platinol-AQ

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Adriamycin Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: doxorubicin systemic

Drug class: antibiotics/antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Mutamycin Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: mitomycin systemic

Drug class: antibiotics/antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Platinol Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: cisplatin systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
mitomycin Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: mitomycin systemic

Brand name:  Mutamycin

Drug class: antibiotics/antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
methotrexate Off Label Rx X N X Add review
8.0

Generic name: methotrexate systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites, antirheumatics, antipsoriatics, other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Off Label: Yes

 
doxorubicin Rx D N Add review Add

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

 
Platinol-AQ Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: cisplatin systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Tepadina Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: thiotepa systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
atezolizumab Rx U 1 review Add

Generic name: atezolizumab systemic

Brand name:  Tecentriq

Drug class: Anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibodies

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
Tecentriq Rx U 1 review Add

Generic name: atezolizumab systemic

Drug class: Anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibodies

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
cyclophosphamide Off Label Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: cyclophosphamide systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Off Label: Yes

 
thiotepa Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: thiotepa systemic

Brand name:  Tepadina

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 

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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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