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Medications for Ovarian Cancer

Other names: Cancer, Ovarian; Cancer, Ovaries

What is Ovarian Cancer:  Ovarian cancer is a malignant neoplasm (abnormal growth) located on the ovaries.

Medications to treat Ovarian Cancer

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
carboplatin Rx D N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: carboplatin systemic

Brand name:  Paraplatin

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Avastin Rx C N 4 reviews
4.0

Generic name: bevacizumab systemic

Drug class: VEGF/VEGFR inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Taxol Rx D N 1 review
9.0

Generic name: paclitaxel systemic

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Doxil Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: doxorubicin liposomal systemic

Drug class: antibiotics/antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
paclitaxel Rx D N 2 reviews
8.0

Generic name: paclitaxel systemic

Brand names:  Taxol, Onxol

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Adriamycin Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: doxorubicin systemic

Drug class: antibiotics/antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Gemzar Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: gemcitabine systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Cytoxan Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: cyclophosphamide systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Alkeran Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: melphalan systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Paraplatin Rx D N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: carboplatin systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
doxorubicin liposomal Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: doxorubicin liposomal systemic

Brand name:  Doxil

Drug class: antibiotics/antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

 
Hexalen Rx D N 1 review
7.0

Generic name: altretamine systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
doxorubicin Rx D N 1 review Add

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

 
gemcitabine Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: gemcitabine systemic

Brand name:  Gemzar

Drug class: antimetabolites

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Cosmegen Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: dactinomycin systemic

Drug class: antibiotics/antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
cisplatin Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: cisplatin systemic

Brand names:  Platinol, Platinol-AQ

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Platinol Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: cisplatin systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
topotecan Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: topotecan systemic

Brand name:  Hycamtin

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
melphalan Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: melphalan systemic

Brand name:  Alkeran

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Ethyol Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: amifostine systemic

Drug class: antineoplastic detoxifying agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Toposar Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: etoposide systemic

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
VePesid Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: etoposide systemic

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Cytoxan Lyophilized Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: cyclophosphamide systemic

Drug class: alkylating agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Hycamtin Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: topotecan systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
methotrexate Off Label Rx X N X Add review Add

Generic name: methotrexate systemic

Drug class: antimetabolites, antirheumatics, antipsoriatics, other immunosuppressants

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Off Label: Yes

 
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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 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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