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Medications for Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Other names: Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma; Hodgkin Disease; Hodgkin Lymphoma; Hodgkin's Disease; Lymphoma, Hodgkin's

About Hodgkin's Lymphoma: 

Hodgkin lymphoma is a one of the cancers of the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. Hodgkin lymphoma can be distinguished from other lymphomas as Hodgkin lymphoma has specific large cells called Reed-Sternberg cells. 
Common symptoms of Hodgkin lymphoma are swollen lymph nodes (in the neck, under the arm, or the groin area), fever, night sweats and unintentional weight loss.
There are several different subtypes of Hodgkin lymphoma which behave differently and require different types of treatment.

Drugs Used to Treat Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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
Adriamycin D N Add review Rate

Generic name: doxorubicin systemic

Drug class: antibiotics/antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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bleomycin D N Add review Rate

Generic name: bleomycin systemic

Brand name:  Bleo 15k

Drug class: antibiotics/antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

dacarbazine C N Add review Rate

Generic name: dacarbazine systemic

Brand name:  DTIC-Dome

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

doxorubicin D N Add review Rate

Generic name: doxorubicin systemic

Brand name:  Adriamycin

Drug class: antibiotics/antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

vinblastine D N Add review Rate

Generic name: vinblastine systemic

Brand name:  Velban

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

etoposide D N Add review Rate

Generic name: etoposide systemic

Brand names:  VePesid, Toposar, Etopophos

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

vincristine D N Add review Rate

Generic name: vincristine systemic

Brand names:  Oncovin, Vincasar PFS

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

cyclophosphamide D N Add review Rate

Generic name: cyclophosphamide systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Leukeran D N Add review Rate

Generic name: chlorambucil systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Adcetris D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: brentuximab systemic

Drug class: CD30 monoclonal antibodies

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

procarbazine D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: procarbazine systemic

Brand name:  Matulane

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Velban D N Add review Rate

Generic name: vinblastine systemic

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Matulane D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: procarbazine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

VePesid D N Add review Rate

Generic name: etoposide systemic

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Opdivo N Add review Rate

Generic name: nivolumab systemic

Drug class: Anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibodies

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

brentuximab D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: brentuximab systemic

Brand name:  Adcetris

Drug class: CD30 monoclonal antibodies

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Oncovin D N Add review Rate

Generic name: vincristine systemic

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

DTIC-Dome C N Add review Rate

Generic name: dacarbazine systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Toposar D N Add review Rate

Generic name: etoposide systemic

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

methotrexate Off Label X N X Add review Rate

Generic name: methotrexate systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites, antirheumatics, antipsoriatics, other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Off Label: Yes

Vincasar PFS D N Add review Rate

Generic name: vincristine systemic

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

CeeNU D N Add review Rate

Generic name: lomustine systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

chlorambucil D N Add review Rate

Generic name: chlorambucil systemic

Brand name:  Leukeran

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Etopophos D N Add review Rate

Generic name: etoposide systemic

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Gliadel D N Add review Rate

Generic name: carmustine systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

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.
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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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