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Medications for Prostate Cancer

Drugs associated with Prostate Cancer

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

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

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Casodex Rx X N 6 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

 
bicalutamide Rx X N 8 reviews
7.0

Generic name: bicalutamide systemic

Brand name:  Casodex

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, antiandrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Lupron Rx X N 23 reviews
7.0

Generic name: leuprolide systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, gonadotropin releasing hormones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Lupron Depot Rx 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

 
Zoladex Rx X N 6 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

 
Zytiga Rx X N 11 reviews
9.0

Generic name: abiraterone systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Xtandi Rx X N 1 review Add

Generic name: enzalutamide systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, antiandrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Eligard Rx X N 5 reviews
7.0

Generic name: leuprolide systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, gonadotropin releasing hormones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Firmagon Rx X N 4 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 Rx X N 36 reviews
7.0

Generic name: leuprolide systemic

Brand names:  Lupron, Lupron Depot, Eligard, Lupron Depot 11.25 mg, Lupron Depot 3.75 mg, Viadur

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, gonadotropin releasing hormones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Taxotere Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: docetaxel systemic

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
goserelin Rx X N 6 reviews
8.0

Generic name: goserelin systemic

Brand names:  Zoladex, Zoladex 3-Month

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, gonadotropin releasing hormones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Provenge Rx N N 3 reviews
8.0

Generic name: sipuleucel-T systemic

Drug class: therapeutic vaccines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Estrace Rx X N Add review Add

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Trelstar Rx X N 3 reviews
3.0

Generic name: triptorelin systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, gonadotropin releasing hormones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
flutamide Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: flutamide systemic

Brand name:  Eulexin

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, antiandrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Cenestin Rx X N Add review Add

Generic name: conjugated estrogens systemic

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Delestrogen Rx X N Add review Add

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Estradiol Patch Rx X N Add review Add

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Lupron Depot 11.25 mg Rx X N 1 review
8.0

Generic name: leuprolide systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, gonadotropin releasing hormones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
estradiol Rx X N Add review Add

Generic name: estradiol systemic

Brand names:  Estrace, Delestrogen, Estradiol Patch

Drug class: estrogens

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
triptorelin Rx X N 4 reviews
4.0

Generic name: triptorelin systemic

Brand names:  Trelstar, Trelstar LA, Trelstar Depot

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, gonadotropin releasing hormones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
abiraterone Rx X N 11 reviews
9.0

Generic name: abiraterone systemic

Brand name:  Zytiga

Drug class: miscellaneous antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
docetaxel Rx D N Add review Add

Generic name: docetaxel systemic

Brand names:  Taxotere, Docefrez

Drug class: mitotic inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Lupron Depot 3.75 mg Rx X N Add review
1.0

Generic name: leuprolide systemic

Drug class: hormones/antineoplastics, gonadotropin releasing hormones

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
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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

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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.

Synonym(s): Cancer, Prostate; Carcinoma of Prostate

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