Medicines & Drugs by category Medicines used to treat cancer

The leaflets in this section are authored by an experienced pharmacist. Pharmacists are experts in medicines. The medicines in this section include those used for treating different types of cancer. If you've been prescribed a medicine for cancer and have thought "Who shouldn't take anastrozole?", "How do I take my cyclophosphamide?", "How do I get the most from my tamoxifen treatment?" or "What problems can diethylstilbestrol cause?" information leaflets in this section will have answers for you.

Abiraterone for prostate cancerAnastrozole for breast cancer (Arimidex)
Bexarotene capsulesBicalutamide - an anti-androgen for men
Buserelin for menBusulfan tablets (Myleran)
CapecitabineChlorambucil tablets
CyclophosphamideCyproterone - an anti-androgen for men
Dasatinib tablets (Sprycel)Diethylstilbestrol
Erlotinib tablets (Tarceva)Estramustine for prostate cancer (Estracyt)
Everolimus tablets (Afinitor, Votubia)Exemestane for breast cancer (Aromasin)
Fluorouracil for sun-damaged skin (Efudix, Actikerall)Flutamide - an anti-androgen for men
Fulvestrant for breast cancer (Faslodex)Gefitinib tablets (Iressa)
Goserelin implant (Zoladex)Hydroxycarbamide
Idarubicin capsules (Zavedos)Imatinib tablets (Glivec)
Imiquimod cream (Aldara, Zyclara)Lapatinib tablets (Tyverb)
Letrozole for breast cancer (Femara)Lomustine
MelphalanMercaptopurine (Xaluprine)
Methotrexate (Maxtrex, Metoject)Nilotinib capsules (Tasigna)
Pamidronate disodium (Aredia)Ponatinib tablets (Iclusig)
Procarbazine capsulesSodium clodronate (Bonefos, Clasteon, Loron 520)
Sorafenib tablets (Nexavar)Sunitinib capsules (Sutent)
Tamoxifen for breast cancer (Soltamox)Temozolomide for brain cancer (Temodal, Temomedac)
TioguanineToremifene for breast cancer (Fareston)
Treosulfan capsulesTretinoin capsules
Vandetanib tablets (Caprelsa)