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Medications for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Other names: Cancer, Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma; Mesothelioma, Malignant; Mesothelioma, Malignant Pleural

About Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that develops from cells of the pleural mesothelium, the protective outer lining of the lungs and internal chest wall - the pleura. Pleural mesothelioma is often diagnosed in people who have been exposed to high levels of asbestos.

Drugs used to treat Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

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
Alimta Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: pemetrexed systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites

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Opdivo Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: nivolumab systemic

Drug class: anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibodies

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Yervoy Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: ipilimumab systemic

Drug class: anti-CTLA-4 monoclonal antibodies

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nivolumab Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: nivolumab systemic

Brand name:  Opdivo

Drug class: anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibodies

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ipilimumab Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: ipilimumab systemic

Brand name:  Yervoy

Drug class: anti-CTLA-4 monoclonal antibodies

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pemetrexed Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: pemetrexed systemic

Brand names:  Alimta, Pemfexy

Drug class: antimetabolites

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Pemfexy Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: pemetrexed systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites

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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
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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