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Medications for Breast Cancer

Drugs associated with Breast Cancer

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

What is Breast Cancer: Breast cancer is a malignant growth that begins in the tissues of the breast. Over the course of a lifetime, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
tamoxifen Rx D N 31 reviews
6.0

Generic name: tamoxifen systemic

Brand names:  Nolvadex, 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

 
anastrozole Rx D N 70 reviews
6.0

Generic name: anastrozole systemic

Brand name:  Arimidex

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, aromatase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
letrozole Rx D N 57 reviews
6.0

Generic name: letrozole systemic

Brand name:  Femara

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, aromatase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
exemestane Rx D N 30 reviews
5.0

Generic name: exemestane systemic

Brand name:  Aromasin

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, aromatase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
cyclophosphamide Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: cyclophosphamide systemic

Brand names:  Cytoxan, Cytoxan Lyophilized, Neosar

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
methotrexate Rx X N X Add review Add

Generic name: methotrexate systemic

Brand name:  Trexall

Drug class: antimetabolites, antirheumatics, antipsoriatics, other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
doxorubicin Rx D N 1 review
9.0

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

 
paclitaxel protein-bound Rx D N 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: paclitaxel protein-bound systemic

Brand name:  Abraxane

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
paclitaxel Rx D N 1 review
7.0

Generic name: paclitaxel systemic

Brand names:  Taxol, Onxol

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
trastuzumab Rx D N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: trastuzumab systemic

Brand name:  Herceptin

Drug class: HER2 inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
capecitabine Rx D N 1 review
10

Generic name: capecitabine systemic

Brand name:  Xeloda

Drug class: antimetabolites

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
docetaxel Rx D N 4 reviews
3.0

Generic name: docetaxel systemic

Brand names:  Taxotere, Docefrez

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
eribulin Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: eribulin systemic

Brand name:  Halaven

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
everolimus Rx D N 8 reviews
5.0

Generic name: everolimus systemic

Brand name:  Afinitor

Drug class: mTOR inhibitors, selective immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
fluorouracil Rx D N Add review Add

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

 
lapatinib Rx D N Add review
5.0

Generic name: lapatinib systemic

Brand name:  Tykerb

Drug class: EGFR inhibitors, HER2 inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
pertuzumab Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: pertuzumab systemic

Brand name:  Perjeta

Drug class: HER2 inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
bevacizumab Off Label Rx C N Add review
4.0

Generic name: bevacizumab systemic

Drug class: VEGF/VEGFR inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Off Label: Yes

 
fluoxymesterone Rx X 3 Add review Add

Generic name: fluoxymesterone systemic

Brand names:  Halotestin, Androxy

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, androgens and anabolic steroids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
fulvestrant Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: fulvestrant systemic

Brand name:  Faslodex

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, estrogen receptor antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
gemcitabine Rx D N Add review
4.0

Generic name: gemcitabine systemic

Brand name:  Gemzar

Drug class: antimetabolites

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
ado-trastuzumab emtansine Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: ado-trastuzumab emtansine systemic

Brand name:  Kadcyla

Drug class: HER2 inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
esterified estrogens Rx X N Add review Add

Generic name: esterified estrogens systemic

Brand name:  Menest

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
ixabepilone Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: ixabepilone systemic

Brand name:  Ixempra

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
palbociclib Rx N Add review Add

Generic name: palbociclib systemic

Brand name:  Ibrance

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
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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 of the drug 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 of the drug 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 of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): Breast Cancer, inflammatory; Cancer, Breast; Carcinoma, Ductal; Carcinoma, Lobular; DCIS; Ductal Carcinoma in Situ

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