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Medications for Hypercalcemia of Malignancy

Drugs associated with Hypercalcemia of Malignancy

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

What is Hypercalcemia of Malignancy: Hypercalcemia of Malignancy is an excessive amount of calcium in the blood associated with malignant tumors.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
dexamethasone Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Brand names:  Dexamethasone Intensol, Decadron, Baycadron, Dexasone, Solurex, Dexasone LA, Dexpak Taperpak, Zema Pak, De-Sone LA, Dexacen-4, Solurex LA

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
zoledronic acid Rx D N 2 reviews
8.0

Generic name: zoledronic acid systemic

Brand names:  Zometa, Aclasta, Reclast

Drug class: bisphosphonates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
cinacalcet Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: cinacalcet systemic

Brand name:  Sensipar

Drug class: miscellaneous uncategorized agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
pamidronate Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: pamidronate systemic

Brand name:  Aredia

Drug class: bisphosphonates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
prednisone Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: prednisone systemic

Brand names:  Prednicot, Sterapred DS, Sterapred

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
denosumab Rx X N 2 reviews
3.0

Generic name: denosumab systemic

Brand name:  Xgeva

Drug class: miscellaneous bone resorption inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
etidronate Rx C N Add review
5.0

Generic name: etidronate systemic

Brand name:  Didronel

Drug class: bisphosphonates

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
gallium nitrate Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: gallium nitrate systemic

Brand name:  Ganite

Drug class: miscellaneous bone resorption inhibitors

For consumers: interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
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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 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.

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