Skip to main content

Medications for Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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

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 Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
bleomycin Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: bleomycin systemic

Drug class: antibiotics/antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

dacarbazine Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: dacarbazine systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

vinblastine Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: vinblastine systemic

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Leukeran Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: chlorambucil systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

doxorubicin Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: doxorubicin systemic

Drug class: antibiotics/antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

etoposide Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: etoposide systemic

Brand names:  Etopophos, Toposar

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

methotrexate Off-label Rate Add review
Rx X N X

Generic name: methotrexate systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites, antirheumatics, antipsoriatics, other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off-label: Yes

nivolumab 10 1 review
Rx N

Generic name: nivolumab systemic

Brand name:  Opdivo

Drug class: anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibodies

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Opdivo Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: nivolumab systemic

Drug class: anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibodies

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Adcetris Rate Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: brentuximab systemic

Drug class: CD30 monoclonal antibodies

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

chlorambucil Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: chlorambucil systemic

Brand name:  Leukeran

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Matulane Rate Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: procarbazine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

cyclophosphamide Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: cyclophosphamide systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Etopophos Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: etoposide systemic

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

brentuximab Rate Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: brentuximab systemic

Brand name:  Adcetris

Drug class: CD30 monoclonal antibodies

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

vincristine Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: vincristine systemic

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

procarbazine Rate Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: procarbazine systemic

Brand name:  Matulane

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Toposar Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: etoposide systemic

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

CeeNU Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: lomustine systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Keytruda 10 1 review
Rx D N

Generic name: pembrolizumab systemic

Drug class: anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibodies

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

carmustine Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: carmustine systemic

Brand names:  Gliadel, BiCNU

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Gliadel Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: carmustine systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

BiCNU Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: carmustine systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

pembrolizumab 10 1 review
Rx D N

Generic name: pembrolizumab systemic

Brand name:  Keytruda

Drug class: anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibodies

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

lomustine Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: lomustine systemic

Brand names:  CeeNU, Gleostine

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Learn more about Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Care guides

Symptoms and treatments

Legend

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.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
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
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
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.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.