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
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
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
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 Treosulfan capsules
Tretinoin capsules Vandetanib tablets - Caprelsa