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Medications for Breast Cancer, Palliative

What is Breast Cancer, Palliative:  Palliative care in breast cancer aims to prevent or treat the symptoms and side effects of the disease and its treatment.

Medications 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 Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Zoladex X N 2 reviews
7.0

Generic name: goserelin systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, gonadotropin releasing hormones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
tamoxifen D N Add review
7.0

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

 
Premarin X N Add review Rate

Generic name: conjugated estrogens systemic

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Estrace X N Add review Rate

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Estradiol Patch X N Add review Rate

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Megace X N Add review
6.0

Generic name: megestrol systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Adrucil D N Add review Rate

Generic name: fluorouracil systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
estradiol X N Add review Rate

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

 
megestrol X N Add review
6.0

Generic name: megestrol systemic

Brand names:  Megace, Megace ES

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
conjugated estrogens X N Add review Rate

Generic name: conjugated estrogens systemic

Brand names:  Premarin, Enjuvia, Premarin Intravenous

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
testosterone X 3 Add review Rate

Generic name: testosterone systemic

Brand names:  Depo-Testosterone, Testopel, Delatestryl, Testro AQ

Drug class: androgens and anabolic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Depo-Testosterone X 3 Add review Rate

Generic name: testosterone systemic

Drug class: androgens and anabolic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Android X 3 Add review Rate

Generic name: methyltestosterone systemic

Drug class: androgens and anabolic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Androxy X 3 Add review Rate

Generic name: fluoxymesterone systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, androgens and anabolic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
goserelin X N 2 reviews
7.0

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

 
Megace ES X N Add review Rate

Generic name: megestrol systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, progestins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Testopel X 3 Add review Rate

Generic name: testosterone systemic

Drug class: androgens and anabolic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Delatestryl X 3 Add review Rate

Generic name: testosterone systemic

Drug class: androgens and anabolic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
fluorouracil D N Add review Rate

Generic name: fluorouracil systemic

Brand name:  Adrucil

Drug class: antimetabolites

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
methyltestosterone X 3 Add review Rate

Generic name: methyltestosterone systemic

Brand names:  Android, Testred, Methitest

Drug class: androgens and anabolic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Halotestin X 3 Add review Rate

Generic name: fluoxymesterone systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, androgens and anabolic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Soltamox D N Add review Rate

Generic name: tamoxifen systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, selective estrogen receptor modulators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Enjuvia X N Add review Rate

Generic name: conjugated estrogens systemic

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
fluoxymesterone X 3 Add review Rate

Generic name: fluoxymesterone systemic

Brand names:  Androxy, Halotestin

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, androgens and anabolic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Menest X N Add review Rate

Generic name: esterified estrogens systemic

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: 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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