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.
Drug type: Busulfan is an anti-cancer ("antineoplastic" or "cytotoxic") chemotherapy drug. This medication is classified as an "alkylating agent." (For more detail, see "How this drug works" section below). What Busulfan Is Used For: Busulfan is used to treat chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML).
The class of chemotherapy drugs called anthracyclines includes doxorubicin (Adriamycin®) and epirubicin (Ellence®). Side effects include short term nausea and hair loss and potential long-term effects such as heart damage (1-2% of patients) and leukemia (less than 1% of patients) (Barlett-Lee, 2009).
What other drugs will affect Paraplatin? Paraplatin can harm your kidneys. This effect is increased when you also use certain other medicines, including: antivirals, chemotherapy, injected antibiotics, medicine for bowel disorders, medicine to prevent organ transplant rejection, and some pain or arthritis medicines (including aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, and Aleve).
Paraplatin is a cancer medication used in chemotherapy combinations to treat ovarian cancer. You should not receive Paraplatin if you have severe bleeding or bone marrow suppression. Paraplatin can harm your kidneys, and this effect is increased when you also use certain other medicines harmful to the kidneys.
It is the drug doxorubicin encapsulated in a closed lipid sphere (liposome). Doxil is classified as an "anthracycline antibiotic." (For more detail, see "How Doxil Works" section below). Doxil is classified as an "anthracycline antibiotic." (For more detail, see "How Doxil Works" section below).
Ethylenimines: Thiotepa and Hexamethylmelamine. Alkylsulfonates: Busulfan. Hydrazines and Triazines: Altretamine, Procarbazine, Dacarbazine and Temozolomide. Nitrosureas: Carmustine, Lomustine and Streptozocin. Nitrosureas are unique because, unlike most chemotherapy, they can cross the blood-brain barrier.
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.
Nitrogen Mustard, Mustine, and Mechlorethamine Hydrochloride are other names for Mechlorethamine. In some cases, health care professionals may use the trade name Mustargen or other names Nitrogen Mustard, Mustine, and Mechlorethamine Hydrochloride when referring to the generic drug name Mechlorethamine.
Chemotherapy is often given as a combination of drugs. Combinations usually work better than single drugs because different drugs kill cancer cells in different ways. Each of the drugs in this combination is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat cancer or conditions related to cancer.
PCV Chemotherapy. PCV combination chemotherapy features the use of the following three chemotherapy drugs: Procarbazine; Lomustine; Vincristine; Historically, this combination chemotherapy regimen dates back to at least 1975 and a study that appeared in the journal Cancer. PCV has generally been used to fight specific types of brain tumors and similar cancers. For this reason, PCV chemotherapy has a limited role in the treatment of lymphomas.
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.
Different drugs may affect different parts of the body. Paclitaxel belongs to a class of chemotherapy drugs called plant alkaloids. Plant alkaloids are made from plants. The vinca alkaloids are made from the periwinkle plant (catharanthus rosea). The taxanes are made from the bark of the Pacific Yew tree (taxus).