Other Names: 5-fluorouracil , 5-FU Fluorouracil is the generic name for the trade name drug Adrucil®. In some cases, health care professionals may use the trade name Adrucil® when referring to the generic drug name fluorouracil. Drug type: Fluorouracil is an anti-cancer ("antineoplastic" or "cytotoxic") chemotherapy drug.
Brand name: Abraxane Chemical name: Albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel Class: Taxane chemotherapy.Taxol and Taxotere are other taxanes.. How it works: Taxanes interfere with the ability of cancer cells to divide. Uses: Abraxane typically is used to treat advanced-stage breast cancer and usually is given: in combination with other chemotherapy medicines; after other chemotherapy medicines given ...
Brand name: Adriamycin. Chemical name: Doxorubicin. Class: Anthracycline chemotherapy. Doxil, daunorubicin, Ellence, and mitoxantrone are other anthracyclines. How it works: Anthracyclines kill cancer cells by damaging their genes and interfering with their reproduction. Uses: Adriamycin usually is given in combination with other chemotherapy medicines.
Various other strategies to prevent the cardiotoxicity of anthracyclines are also being employed that include change in administration of the drugs, limiting the overall dosage, encapsulation into liposomes, combination treatment, use of cardioprotectors and synthesis of modified anthracyclines .
The chemical name for cyclophosphamide is 2-[bis(2-chloroethyl)amino]tetrahydro-2H-1,3,2-oxazaphosphorine 2-oxide monohydrate, and has the following structural formula: Cyclophosphamide has a molecular formula of C 7 H 15 Cl 2 N 2 O 2 P•H 2 O and a molecular weight of 279.1.
Doxil is given by injection through a vein (intravenously, by IV). Doxil is an irritant. An irritant is a chemical that can cause inflammation of the vein through which it is given. If Doxil escapes from the vein it can cause tissue damage. The nurse or doctor who gives Doxil must be carefully trained.
The name PCV comes from the initials of the chemotherapy drugs used in the treatment. The drugs are: P - procarbazine; C - lomustine (also known as CCNU ®) V - vincristine (Onocovin ®). How PCV is givenBack to top. You usually have PCV in the chemotherapy day unit. A chemotherapy nurse will give it to you.
Alimta is the trade name for generic drug name Pemetrexed. In some cases, health care professionals may use the trade name Alimta when referring to the generic drug name Pemetrexed. Drug type: Pemetrexed is an anti-cancer ("antineoplastic" or "cytotoxic") chemotherapy drug.
Pentostatin is the generic name for the trade name drug Nipent. In some cases, health care professionals may use the trade name Nipent when referring to the generic drug name pentostatin. Drug Type: Pentostatin is an anti-cancer ("anti-neoplastic" or "cytotoxic") chemotherapy drug.