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Medications for Melanoma

Other names: Cancer, Melanoma; Malignant Melanoma; Skin Cancer, Melanoma

What is Melanoma: Malignant melanoma is a cancerous skin tumor of the skin cells that produce pigment (melanin).

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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
aldesleukin Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: aldesleukin systemic

Brand name:  Proleukin

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics, interleukins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
dacarbazine Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dacarbazine systemic

Brand name:  DTIC-Dome

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
DTIC-Dome Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dacarbazine systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
Imlygic Rx N Add review Add

Generic name: talimogene laherparepvec systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
interferon alfa-2b Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: interferon alfa-2b systemic

Brand name:  Intron A

Drug class: antineoplastic interferons

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
Intron A Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: interferon alfa-2b systemic

Drug class: antineoplastic interferons

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
ipilimumab Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: ipilimumab systemic

Brand name:  Yervoy

Drug class: anti-CTLA-4 monoclonal antibodies

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Keytruda Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: pembrolizumab systemic

Drug class: Anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibodies

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Opdivo Rx N Add review Add

Generic name: nivolumab systemic

Drug class: Anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibodies

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
peginterferon alfa-2b Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: peginterferon alfa-2b systemic

Brand names:  Sylatron, PegIntron

Drug class: antineoplastic interferons, antiviral interferons

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
PegIntron Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: peginterferon alfa-2b systemic

Drug class: antineoplastic interferons, antiviral interferons

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
pembrolizumab Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: pembrolizumab systemic

Brand name:  Keytruda

Drug class: Anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibodies

For consumers: dosage, side effects

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

 
Proleukin Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: aldesleukin systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics, interleukins

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Sylatron Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: peginterferon alfa-2b systemic

Drug class: antineoplastic interferons, antiviral interferons

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
talimogene laherparepvec Rx N Add review Add

Generic name: talimogene laherparepvec systemic

Brand name:  Imlygic

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Temodar Off Label Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: temozolomide systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
temozolomide Off Label Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: temozolomide systemic

Brand name:  Temodar

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Off Label: Yes

 
Yervoy Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: ipilimumab systemic

Drug class: anti-CTLA-4 monoclonal antibodies

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
nivolumab Rx N 1 review
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Generic name: nivolumab systemic

Brand name:  Opdivo

Drug class: Anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibodies

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, 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 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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