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Medications for Lymphoma

Other names: Cancer, Lymphoma

Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. A lymphoma occurs when a developing white cell (lymphocyte) goes through an abnormal change and multiplies. The abnormal cells (lymphoma cells) can accumulate in various parts of the body, often in the lymph nodes. Lymphomas can be classified as Hodgkins’s lymphoma and the more common non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and these can be further classified into many different subtypes. Symptoms of lymphoma can include swelling of the lymph nodes, fever, night sweats and weight loss.

Drugs used to treat 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
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

Adriamycin 4.0 2 reviews
Rx D N

Generic name: doxorubicin systemic

Drug class: antibiotics/antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Arranon Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: nelarabine systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Beleodaq Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: belinostat systemic

Drug class: histone deacetylase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

belinostat Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: belinostat systemic

Brand name:  Beleodaq

Drug class: histone deacetylase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

bortezomib Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: bortezomib systemic

Brand name:  Velcade

Drug class: proteasome inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

chlorambucil 7.0 1 review
Rx D N

Generic name: chlorambucil systemic

Brand name:  Leukeran

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

cortisone Rate Add review
Rx N N

Generic name: cortisone systemic

Brand name:  Cortone Acetate

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Cortone Acetate Rate Add review
Rx N N

Generic name: cortisone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

De-Sone LA Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

denileukin diftitox Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: denileukin diftitox systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Dexamethasone Intensol Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

dexamethasone 10 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Brand names:  Dexamethasone Intensol, De-Sone LA, Dxevo, Zcort …show all

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

doxorubicin 4.0 2 reviews
Rx D N

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

Dxevo Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: dexamethasone systemic

Drug class: glucocorticoids

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Folotyn Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: pralatrexate systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

ibrutinib Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: ibrutinib systemic

Brand name:  Imbruvica

Drug class: BTK inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

idelalisib Rate Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: idelalisib systemic

Brand name:  Zydelig

Drug class: PI3K inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Imbruvica Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: ibrutinib systemic

Drug class: BTK inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

lenalidomide 1.0 1 review
Rx X N

Generic name: lenalidomide systemic

Brand name:  Revlimid

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics, other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Leukeran 7.0 1 review
Rx D N

Generic name: chlorambucil systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

methotrexate 1.5 2 reviews
Rx X N X

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

nelarabine Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: nelarabine systemic

Brand name:  Arranon

Drug class: antimetabolites

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

pralatrexate Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: pralatrexate systemic

Brand name:  Folotyn

Drug class: antimetabolites

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

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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.

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