Antineoplastic agents

Capecitabine

(British Approved Name, US Adopted Name, rINN) Drug Nomenclature International Nonproprietary Names (INNs) in main languages (French, Latin, Russian, and Spanish): Synonyms: Capecitabina; Capecitabinum; Kapecitabin; Kapesitabiini; Ro-09-1978/000 BAN: Capecitabine USAN: Capecitabine INN: Capecitabine [rINN (en)] INN: Capecitabina [rINN…

Cytotoxic Agents

Overview Chemotherapy uses anticancer or “cytotoxic” drugs to destroy cancer cells by disrupting their growth. Cytarabine is commonly used in combination with interferon-a and in chemotherapy regimens to treat blastic-phase chronic myelogenous leukemia. The cytotoxic agents hydroxyurea and…

Allopurinol Tablets BP (Allopurinol)

Allopurinol Tablets BP 100mg (Allopurinol) 1. What Allopurinol 100mg tablets is used for Allopurinol belongs to a group of medicines called enzyme inhibitors which is used for the long term prevention of gout, the prevention of kidney stones…

Torisel (Temsirolimus)

Torisel 30 mg concentrate and diluent for solution for infusion Temsirolimus 1. What Torisel is and what it is used for Your doctor has prescribed Torisel because you have one of the following types of cancer: Advanced cancer…

Alemtuzumab (Single Agent)

Overview Alemtuzumab (Schering AG’s Mab Campath, Berlex Laboratories’ Campath) was launched for third-line therapy of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in the United States and Europe in 2001. Early pilot studies indicated that alemtuzumab could cause tumor regression in advanced…

BLEOMYCIN

BLEOMYCIN (blee-oh-MY-sin) Other Names for this Medication (Brand Names) Blenoxane, Bleo Appearance Injection: Clear, colourless liquid for injection into the bloodstream. Why this Medication is Used Bleomycin is used in combination with other medications to treat many different…

Androcur (Cyproterone Acetate)

Androcur 50mg Cyproterone Acetate 1. What is Androcur 50mg? Androcur 50mg is a medicine containing cyproterone acetate. It is an anti-androgen therapy. It blocks the actions of male sex hormones (androgens) and reduces the amount of male sex…

Tobravisc (Tobramycin)

Tobravisc 3.0 mg/ml eye drops, solution Tobramycin WHAT TOBRAVISC IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR TOBRAVISC belongs to a group of medicines known as aminoglycoside antibiotics. It is used for the treatment of bacterial infections of the…

Tyverb (Lapatinib)

Tyverb 250 mg film-coated tablets Lapatinib 1. WHAT TYVERB IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR Tyverb is used to treat certain types of breast cancer (HER2-overexpressing) which have spread beyond the original tumour {advanced or metastatic breast…

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia: Etiology

No etiologic factors have been clearly defined for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, although few studies have been performed. Most chronic lymphocytic leukemia cases occur sporadically, but approximately 1 in 20 patients has a familial form of the disease. The…