Generic Cancer medications
Over the past few decades the whole area of sciences stood out in oncology. This is chemotherapy, the aim of which is the drug treatment of cancer. In a broader meaning, this area also includes hormone therapy and immunotherapy. Preparations for the treatment of cancer, depending on the mechanism of action and indications for use, are divided into several groups.
According to the mechanism of action the drugs to treat cancer are divided as follows:
- Alkylating agents for cancer treatment
- Unclassified drugs for cancer treatment (hormones, antihormones, plant alkaloids and other natural remedies, adjuvants)
Alkylating agents for cancer treatment are compounds that are able to react.
Antimetabolites, as the name implies, are used to treat cancer that interfere with the metabolism (metabolism) of the cell. And it violates the formation of substances needed for DNA synthesis and thus of life and reproduction of cells.
Antibiotics are combined into one group of drugs for cancer treatment on the basis of a common origin, their mechanism of action completely different. In recent years the study of these drugs for the treatment of cancer has made substantial progress.
Unclassified drugs to treat cancer are the drugs, mechanism of action of which is different from the drugs of the above mentioned groups. These include drugs hormones and their antagonists (antihormones), which do not kill cancer cells but have a major impact on their functioning.
It also may include enzyme preparations, extracts from plants and animal bodies, with another unexplored mechanism of action.
Generic Arimidex is approved for adjuvant treatment (treatment following surgery with or without radiation) of postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive early breast cancer.
Aromasin lowers estrogen levels in postmenopausal women, which may slow the growth of certain types of breast tumors that need estrogen to grow in the body. Aromasin is used to treat breast cancer in postmenopausal women. It is often given to women whose cancer has progressed even after surgery, radiation, or other cancer medications have been tried without success.
Generic Casodex is used for treating prostate cancer.This medicine is intended for use with other medicines.
Generic Cytoxan is classified as an "alkylating agent". Cytoxan is a drug that is used primarily for treating several types of cancer.
Generic Droxia is classified as an "antimetabolite". Droxia is used to treat melanoma (a type of skin cancer), chronic myelocytic leukemia (CML), cancer of the ovary, and primary squamous cell (skin) cancer of the head and neck.
Generic Eulexin is an antiandrogen. It works in the body to prevent the actions of androgens (male hormones). It is used in the treatment of prostate cancer.
Generic Evista is used for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal females.
Generic Gleevec interferes with the growth of some cancer cells.
Generic Gleevec is used to treat certain types of leukemia (blood cancer), bone marrow disorders, and skin cancer, or certain tumors of the stomach and digestive system.
Nexavar is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. NexAVAR is used to treat liver cancer, thyroid cancer, or a type of kidney cancer called advanced renal cell carcinoma.
Generic Nolvadex is used for treating breast cancer that has spread to other sites in the body. It is also used along with other medicines to treat other types of breast cancer. It is used in women who are at high risk for breast cancer and in women with DCIS (after surgery and radiation) to decrease the risk of developing breast cancer.
Generic Premarin can be used to prevent osteoporosis (loss of bone mass) in postmenopausal females, and to replace estrogen in females with ovarian failure or other conditions that cause a lack of natural estrogen in the body.
Revlimid works on the immune system. It makes immune responses to slow up tumor growth.
Revlimid is used to cure anemia (a lack of red blood cells in the body), multiple myeloma (cancer resulting from a progressive blood disease), and mantle cell lymphoma (a rare cancer of the lymph nodes).
Generic Rheumatrex applied to stimulate recovery after diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system, with scars from injuries and burns, adhesive process in the abdominal cavity, protracted and recurrent infections, asthma, psoriasis, chronic widespread streptoderma, neurodermatitis.
Synthroid is usually used as a replacement for a hormone normally produced by your thyroid gland.
Generic Tarceva (erlotinib) is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their spread in the body. Erlotinib is used to treat non-small cell lung cancer or pancreatic cancer that has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic). Erlotinib is usually given after other cancer medicines have been tried without success.
Generic Vepesid interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their growth and spread in the body.
Generic Xeloda is an antimetabolite. It works by interfering with the production of proteins necessary for cancer cell growth and reproduction. Treating certain types of breast, colon, or colorectal cancer in some patients.
Generic Femara is approved for the adjuvant (following surgery) treatment of postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive early stage breast cancer.
Generic Kytril is used prevent nausea and vomiting due to cancer drug treatment (chemotherapy) and radiation therapy.