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Medications for Breast Cancer, Palliative

About Breast Cancer, Palliative

Palliative care in breast cancer aims to prevent or treat the symptoms and side effects of the disease and its treatment.

Drugs used to treat Breast Cancer, Palliative

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
Zoladex 6.5 4 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: goserelin systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, gonadotropin releasing hormones

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tamoxifen Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: tamoxifen systemic

Brand name:  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

goserelin 6.5 4 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: goserelin systemic

Brand name:  Zoladex

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, gonadotropin releasing hormones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

estradiol Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Brand names:  Estrace, Estradiol Patch

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Premarin Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: conjugated estrogens systemic

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Estrace Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Estradiol Patch Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

megestrol Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: megestrol systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

testosterone 7.0 1 review
Rx X 3

Generic name: testosterone systemic

Brand names:  Depo-Testosterone, Testopel, Testopel Pellets

Drug class: androgens and anabolic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

conjugated estrogens Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: conjugated estrogens systemic

Brand names:  Premarin, Premarin Intravenous

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

Android Rate Add review
Rx X 3

Generic name: methyltestosterone systemic

Drug class: androgens and anabolic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Depo-Testosterone Rate Add review
Rx X 3

Generic name: testosterone systemic

Drug class: androgens and anabolic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Androxy Rate Add review
Rx X 3

Generic name: fluoxymesterone systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, androgens and anabolic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

fluorouracil Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: fluorouracil systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

methyltestosterone Rate Add review
Rx X 3

Generic name: methyltestosterone systemic

Brand names:  Android, Methitest

Drug class: androgens and anabolic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Testopel Rate Add review
Rx X 3

Generic name: testosterone systemic

Drug class: androgens and anabolic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Soltamox Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: tamoxifen systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, selective estrogen receptor modulators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

fluoxymesterone Rate Add review
Rx X 3

Generic name: fluoxymesterone systemic

Brand name:  Androxy

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, androgens and anabolic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Menest Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: esterified estrogens systemic

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Testopel Pellets Rate Add review
Rx X 3

Generic name: testosterone systemic

Drug class: androgens and anabolic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

esterified estrogens Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: esterified estrogens systemic

Brand name:  Menest

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

Premarin Intravenous Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: conjugated estrogens systemic

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Methitest Rate Add review
Rx X 3

Generic name: methyltestosterone systemic

Drug class: androgens and anabolic steroids

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.
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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