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Medications for Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Other names: Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma; Histiocytic Lymphoma; Lymphoblastic Lymphoma; Lymphocytic Lymphoma; Lymphoma, Histiocytic; Lymphoma, Lymphoblastic; Lymphoma, Lymphocytic; Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's; Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

About Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: 

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma occurs when a type of white blood cell, called lymphocyte, starts to grow and divide in abnormal or uncontrolled way.  Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a lymphoma that does not have Reed-Sternberg cells, which are specific to Hodgkin lymphomas. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is more common that Hodgkin lymphoma.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma can be divided into two main groups depending on what type of lymphocyte it started from, whether it was a B lymphocytes (B cells) or a T lymphocytes (T cells).  If the lymphoma has developed from a B lymphocyte it becomes a B cell lymphoma and if it started as a T lymphocyte is becomes a T cell lymphoma. The B cell lymphomas are the more common than the T cell lymphomas. From these two main groups of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma there is further differentiation into many different subtypes of Non Hodgkin lymphoma.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma can also be described by its ability to grow and spread.  An indolent lymphoma is a lymphoma that is likely to slowly grow and spread whereas an aggressive lymphoma will tend to grow and spread quickly.

Drugs Used to Treat Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

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
Rituxan C N 9 reviews
9.0

Generic name: rituximab systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, CD20 monoclonal antibodies

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

rituximab C N 13 reviews
8.0

Generic name: rituximab systemic

Brand name:  Rituxan

Drug class: antirheumatics, CD20 monoclonal antibodies

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

cyclophosphamide D N Add review Rate

Generic name: cyclophosphamide systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

vincristine D N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: vincristine systemic

Brand names:  Oncovin, Vincasar PFS

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

methotrexate X N X Add review
6.0

Generic name: methotrexate systemic

Brand name:  Trexall

Drug class: antimetabolites, antirheumatics, antipsoriatics, other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Treanda D N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: bendamustine systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

cytarabine D N Add review Rate

Generic name: cytarabine systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

bendamustine D N 3 reviews
9.0

Generic name: bendamustine systemic

Brand names:  Treanda, Bendeka

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Bexxar X N Add review Rate

Generic name: iodine i 131 tositumomab systemic

Drug class: therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals, CD20 monoclonal antibodies

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Oncovin D N Add review Rate

Generic name: vincristine systemic

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Bendeka D N Add review Rate

Generic name: bendamustine systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Imbruvica D N Add review Rate

Generic name: ibrutinib systemic

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Trexall X N X Add review Rate

Generic name: methotrexate systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites, antirheumatics, antipsoriatics, other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

carmustine D N Add review Rate

Generic name: carmustine systemic

Brand names:  BiCNU, Gliadel

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

fludarabine D N Add review Rate

Generic name: fludarabine systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

idelalisib D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: idelalisib systemic

Brand name:  Zydelig

Drug class: PI3K inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Zydelig D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: idelalisib systemic

Drug class: PI3K inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

bleomycin D N Add review Rate

Generic name: bleomycin systemic

Brand name:  Bleo 15k

Drug class: antibiotics/antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Zevalin D N Add review Rate

Generic name: ibritumomab systemic

Drug class: radiologic conjugating agents, CD20 monoclonal antibodies

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

BiCNU D N Add review Rate

Generic name: carmustine systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Folotyn D N Add review Rate

Generic name: pralatrexate systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Gliadel D N Add review Rate

Generic name: carmustine systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Mozobil D N Add review Rate

Generic name: plerixafor systemic

Drug class: hematopoietic stem cell mobilizer, other immunostimulants

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

ibritumomab D N Add review Rate

Generic name: ibritumomab systemic

Brand names:  Zevalin, Y-90 Zevalin, In-111 Zevalin

Drug class: radiologic conjugating agents, CD20 monoclonal antibodies

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

ibrutinib D N Add review Rate

Generic name: ibrutinib systemic

Brand name:  Imbruvica

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

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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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