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Medications for Thyroid Cancer

Other names: Anaplastic 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 Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
Armour Thyroid 6.6 6 reviews
Rx A N

Generic name: thyroid desiccated systemic

Drug class: thyroid drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Nexavar 7.0 1 review
Rx D N

Generic name: sorafenib systemic

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors, VEGF/VEGFR inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Retevmo Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: selpercatinib systemic

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Gavreto Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: pralsetinib systemic

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

selpercatinib Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: selpercatinib systemic

Brand name:  Retevmo

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

pralsetinib Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: pralsetinib systemic

Brand name:  Gavreto

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Caprelsa Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: vandetanib systemic

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

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Thyrogen Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: thyrotropin alpha systemic

Drug class: in vivo diagnostic biologicals, thyroid drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Nature-Throid 7.8 5 reviews
Rx A N

Generic name: thyroid desiccated systemic

Drug class: thyroid drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

lenvatinib 9.0 1 review
Rx N

Generic name: lenvatinib systemic

Brand name:  Lenvima

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors, VEGF/VEGFR inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Lenvima 9.0 1 review
Rx N

Generic name: lenvatinib systemic

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors, VEGF/VEGFR inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

sodium iodide-i-131 Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: sodium iodide-i-131 systemic

Brand names:  Hicon, i3odine Max

Drug class: therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals, antithyroid agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Cometriq 1.0 2 reviews
Rx D N

Generic name: cabozantinib systemic

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors, VEGF/VEGFR inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

sorafenib 7.0 1 review
Rx D N

Generic name: sorafenib systemic

Brand name:  Nexavar

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors, VEGF/VEGFR inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

thyroid desiccated 5.2 15 reviews
Rx A N

Generic name: thyroid desiccated systemic

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

Drug class: thyroid drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

doxorubicin Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: doxorubicin systemic

Drug class: antibiotics/antineoplastics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

NP Thyroid 1.0 3 reviews
Rx A N

Generic name: thyroid desiccated systemic

Drug class: thyroid drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

cabozantinib 1.0 2 reviews
Rx D N

Generic name: cabozantinib systemic

Brand names:  Cometriq, Cabometyx

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors, VEGF/VEGFR inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

trametinib Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: trametinib systemic

Brand name:  Mekinist

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Hicon Rate Add review
Rx X N

Generic name: sodium iodide-i-131 systemic

Drug class: therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals, antithyroid agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

thyrotropin alpha Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: thyrotropin alpha systemic

Brand name:  Thyrogen

Drug class: in vivo diagnostic biologicals, thyroid drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

vandetanib Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: vandetanib systemic

Brand name:  Caprelsa

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

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Westhroid Rate Add review
Rx A N

Generic name: thyroid desiccated systemic

Drug class: thyroid drugs

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

dabrafenib Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: dabrafenib systemic

Brand name:  Tafinlar

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Tafinlar Rate Add review
Rx D N

Generic name: dabrafenib systemic

Drug class: multikinase inhibitors

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription only.
OTC Over-the-counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over-the-counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
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 (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
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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