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 cancer Anastrozole for breast cancer - Arimidex
Bexarotene capsules Bicalutamide - an anti-androgen for men
Buserelin for men Busulfan tablets (Myleran)
Capecitabine Chlorambucil tablets
Cyclophosphamide Cyproterone - 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
Melphalan Mercaptopurine - Xaluprine
Methotrexate - Maxtrex, Metoject Nilotinib capsules - Tasigna
Pamidronate disodium - Aredia Ponatinib tablets - Iclusig
Procarbazine capsules Sodium clodronate - Bonefos, Clasteon, Loron 520
Sorafenib tablets - Nexavar Sunitinib capsules - Sutent
Tamoxifen for breast cancer (Soltamox) Temozolomide for brain cancer - Temodal, Temomedac
Tioguanine Toremifene for breast cancer - Fareston
Treosulfan capsules Tretinoin capsules
Vandetanib tablets - Caprelsa