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 - SprycelDiethylstilbestrol
Erlotinib tablets - TarcevaEstramustine for prostate cancer - Estracyt
Everolimus tablets - Afinitor, VotubiaExemestane for breast cancer - Aromasin
Fluorouracil for sun-damaged skin - Efudix, ActikerallFlutamide - an anti-androgen for men
Fulvestrant for breast cancer - FaslodexGefitinib tablets - Iressa
Goserelin implant - ZoladexHydroxycarbamide
Idarubicin capsules - ZavedosImatinib tablets - Glivec
Imiquimod cream - Aldara, ZyclaraLapatinib tablets - Tyverb
Letrozole for breast cancer - FemaraLomustine
MelphalanMercaptopurine - Xaluprine
Methotrexate - Maxtrex, MetojectNilotinib capsules - Tasigna
Pamidronate disodium - ArediaPonatinib tablets - Iclusig
Procarbazine capsulesSodium clodronate - Bonefos, Clasteon, Loron 520
Sorafenib tablets - NexavarSunitinib capsules - Sutent
Tamoxifen for breast cancer (Soltamox)Temozolomide for brain cancer - Temodal, Temomedac
TioguanineToremifene for breast cancer (Fareston)
Treosulfan capsulesTretinoin capsules
Vandetanib tablets - Caprelsa