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Medications for Melanoma, Metastatic

Drugs associated with Melanoma, Metastatic

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

What is Melanoma, Metastatic: Metastatic melanoma is where the cancerous skin tumor has spread to parts of the body remote from the site of the primary tumor.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
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

 
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

 
Temodar Off Label Rx D N 2 reviews
5.0

Generic name: temozolomide systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Tafinlar Rx D N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: dabrafenib systemic

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Zelboraf Rx D N 3 reviews
7.0

Generic name: vemurafenib systemic

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
vemurafenib Rx D N 3 reviews
7.0

Generic name: vemurafenib systemic

Brand name:  Zelboraf

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
temozolomide Off Label Rx D N 2 reviews
5.0

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

 
dabrafenib Rx D N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: dabrafenib systemic

Brand name:  Tafinlar

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Mekinist Rx D N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: trametinib systemic

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Sotret Off Label Rx X N X Add review Add

Generic name: isotretinoin systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics, miscellaneous uncategorized agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
trametinib Rx D N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: trametinib systemic

Brand name:  Mekinist

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors

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

 
Claravis Off Label Rx X N X Add review Add

Generic name: isotretinoin systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics, miscellaneous uncategorized agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
isotretinoin Off Label Rx X N X Add review Add

Generic name: isotretinoin systemic

Brand names:  Sotret, Claravis, Amnesteem, Myorisan

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics, miscellaneous uncategorized agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Off Label: Yes

 
Amnesteem Off Label Rx X N X Add review Add

Generic name: isotretinoin systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics, miscellaneous uncategorized agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
Myorisan Off Label Rx X N X Add review Add

Generic name: isotretinoin systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics, miscellaneous uncategorized agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

 
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

 
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

 
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

 
nivolumab Rx N Add review Add

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

 
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:  PegIntron, Sylatron

Drug class: antineoplastic interferons, antiviral interferons

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
Cotellic Rx N Add review Add

Generic name: cobimetinib systemic

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
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

 
cobimetinib Rx N Add review Add

Generic name: cobimetinib systemic

Brand name:  Cotellic

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
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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