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Medications for Thyroid Cancer

Other names: Anaplastic thyroid cancer

About Thyroid Cancer:  Thyroid cancer is a malignancy (cancerous growth) of the thyroid gland.

Drugs Used to Treat Thyroid 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
Armour Thyroid A N 3 reviews
7.0

Generic name: thyroid desiccated systemic

Drug class: thyroid drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Nexavar D N 1 review
7.0

Generic name: sorafenib systemic

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors, VEGF/VEGFR inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Nature-Throid A N 3 reviews
10

Generic name: thyroid desiccated systemic

Drug class: thyroid drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Thyrogen C N Add review
1.0

Generic name: thyrotropin alpha systemic

Drug class: in vivo diagnostic biologicals, thyroid drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Adriamycin D N Add review Rate

Generic name: doxorubicin systemic

Drug class: antibiotics/antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Caprelsa D N Add review Rate

Generic name: vandetanib systemic

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors, VEGF/VEGFR inhibitors, EGFR inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

thyroid desiccated A N 6 reviews
8.0

Generic name: thyroid desiccated systemic

Brand names:  Armour Thyroid, Nature-Throid, Westhroid, NP Thyroid, WP Thyroid …show all

Drug class: thyroid drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

sodium iodide-i-131 X N Add review Rate

Generic name: sodium iodide-i-131 systemic

Brand names:  Iodotope, Hicon, i3odine Max

Drug class: therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals, antithyroid agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, Prescribing Information

sorafenib D N 1 review
7.0

Generic name: sorafenib systemic

Brand name:  Nexavar

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors, VEGF/VEGFR inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Cometriq D N 1 review
1.0

Generic name: cabozantinib systemic

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors, VEGF/VEGFR inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Lenvima N Add review Rate

Generic name: lenvatinib systemic

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors, VEGF/VEGFR inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

doxorubicin D N Add review Rate

Generic name: doxorubicin systemic

Brand name:  Adriamycin

Drug class: antibiotics/antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

lenvatinib N Add review Rate

Generic name: lenvatinib systemic

Brand name:  Lenvima

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors, VEGF/VEGFR inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Iodotope X N Add review Rate

Generic name: sodium iodide-i-131 systemic

Drug class: therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals, antithyroid agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Westhroid A N Add review Rate

Generic name: thyroid desiccated systemic

Drug class: thyroid drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

cabozantinib D N 1 review
1.0

Generic name: cabozantinib systemic

Brand name:  Cometriq

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors, VEGF/VEGFR inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

thyrotropin alpha C N Add review
1.0

Generic name: thyrotropin alpha systemic

Brand name:  Thyrogen

Drug class: in vivo diagnostic biologicals, thyroid drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts

vandetanib D N Add review Rate

Generic name: vandetanib systemic

Brand name:  Caprelsa

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors, VEGF/VEGFR inhibitors, EGFR inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Hicon X N Add review Rate

Generic name: sodium iodide-i-131 systemic

Drug class: therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals, antithyroid agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

NP Thyroid A N Add review Rate

Generic name: thyroid desiccated systemic

Drug class: thyroid drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

dabrafenib D N Add review Rate

Generic name: dabrafenib systemic

Brand name:  Tafinlar

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

Mekinist D N Add review Rate

Generic name: trametinib systemic

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Tafinlar D N Add review Rate

Generic name: dabrafenib systemic

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

trametinib D N Add review Rate

Generic name: trametinib systemic

Brand name:  Mekinist

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

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

WP Thyroid A N Add review Rate

Generic name: thyroid desiccated systemic

Drug class: thyroid drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
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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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