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Medications for Prostate Cancer

Other names: Cancer, Prostate; Carcinoma of Prostate

About Prostate Cancer:  Prostate cancer involves a malignant tumor growth within the prostate gland.

Drugs Used to Treat Prostate 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
bicalutamide X N 9 reviews
7.0

Generic name: bicalutamide systemic

Brand name:  Casodex

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, antiandrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Casodex X N 7 reviews
7.0

Generic name: bicalutamide systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, antiandrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Zytiga X N 18 reviews
9.0

Generic name: abiraterone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Lupron Depot X N 6 reviews
6.0

Generic name: leuprolide systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, gonadotropin releasing hormones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Xtandi X N 4 reviews
1.0

Generic name: enzalutamide systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, antiandrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Zoladex X N 8 reviews
8.0

Generic name: goserelin systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, gonadotropin releasing hormones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Eligard X N 7 reviews
6.0

Generic name: leuprolide systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, gonadotropin releasing hormones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Firmagon X N 5 reviews
9.0

Generic name: degarelix systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

leuprolide X N 50 reviews
6.0

Generic name: leuprolide systemic

Brand names:  Lupron Depot, Eligard, Viadur

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, gonadotropin releasing hormones

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

abiraterone X N 18 reviews
9.0

Generic name: abiraterone systemic

Brand names:  Zytiga, Yonsa

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Provenge N N 4 reviews
7.0

Generic name: sipuleucel-T systemic

Drug class: therapeutic vaccines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Taxotere D N Add review Rate

Generic name: docetaxel systemic

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

goserelin X N 8 reviews
8.0

Generic name: goserelin systemic

Brand names:  Zoladex, Zoladex 3-Month

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, gonadotropin releasing hormones

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

enzalutamide X N 4 reviews
1.0

Generic name: enzalutamide systemic

Brand name:  Xtandi

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, antiandrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Trelstar X N 4 reviews
5.0

Generic name: triptorelin systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, gonadotropin releasing hormones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

degarelix X N 5 reviews
9.0

Generic name: degarelix systemic

Brand name:  Firmagon

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonists

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Estrace X N Add review Rate

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

estradiol X N Add review Rate

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Brand names:  Estrace, Delestrogen, Estradiol Patch

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Delestrogen X N Add review Rate

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

docetaxel D N Add review Rate

Generic name: docetaxel systemic

Brand name:  Taxotere

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Estradiol Patch X N Add review Rate

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

flutamide D N Add review Rate

Generic name: flutamide systemic

Brand name:  Eulexin

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, antiandrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

triptorelin X N 5 reviews
5.0

Generic name: triptorelin systemic

Brand names:  Trelstar, Trelstar Depot, Trelstar LA

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, gonadotropin releasing hormones

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Xofigo X N Add review Rate

Generic name: radium 223 dichloride systemic

Drug class: diagnostic radiopharmaceuticals

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Jevtana D N Add review Rate

Generic name: cabazitaxel systemic

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

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Alternative treatments for Prostate Cancer

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Prostate Cancer. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Prostate Cancer.

Learn more about Prostate Cancer

Micromedex® Care Notes

Symptoms and treatments

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Mayo Clinic Reference

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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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