Antineoplastic agents

Epirubicin Hydrochloride

Epirubicin Hydrochloride Injection is an anti-cancer medicine in the form of a solution for injection. Treatment with an anti-cancer medicine is sometimes called cancer chemotherapy.

Cladribine (Single Agent)

Cladribine (Ortho Biotech’s Leustatin, Japananssen-Cilag’s Leustatin/ Leustatine/Leustat, generics; also known as chlorodeoxyadenosine and 2-CDA) is primarily used to treat hairy-cell leukemia. Cladribine is used much less frequently than fludarabine for chronic lymphocytic leukemia because many more, and larger, randomized trials have evaluated the latter agent. A multicenter, randomized prospective study analyzed the efficacy and toxicity of cladribine plus prednisone versus chlorambucil plus prednisone in previously untreated patients with progressive or symptomatic chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Vaccines

Chronic myelogenous leukemia is among the malignancies most susceptible to immune recognition and eradication. The strongest evidence for this immune response is the graft-versus-leukemia effect, which is most clearly seen in chronic myelogenous leukemia after allogeneic stem-cell transplantation (allo-Stem-cell transplantation) and donor lymphocyte infusion (DLI). The cancer vaccines being developed are designed to induce antigen-specific antitumor immune responses against the specific cancer cells present in the patient.

Etoposide

The trivial name epipodophyllotoxin has occasionally been used incorrectly for this derivative. Practically insoluble in water; slightly soluble in alcohol and in dichloromethane; sparingly soluble in methyl alcohol. A fine, white to off-white, crystalline powder.

Rituximab

Rituximab (Rituxan, MabThera) is under development by Biogen Idee and Genentech in collaboration with Roche, Chugai, and Zenyaku Kogyo. Rituximab is a mouse/human chimeric MAb directed against the cluster of differentiation (CD) 20 molecule. CD20 is a calcium channel that interacts with the B-cell immunoglobulinreceptor complex and is expressed on both normal and malignant B cells, making it an ideal target for monoclonal antibodies therapy in B-cell disorders.

Oxaliplatin Hospira (Oxaliplatin)

These effects are often triggered by exposure to cold. If you notice such symptoms tell your doctor, especially if they are troublesome and/or last longer than 7 days. Your doctor will regularly carry out neurological examinations, before and regularly during treatment, especially if you are given other drugs which may cause nerve damage.

Vistide (Cidofovir)

Vistide is used to treat an eye infection called CMV retinitis in patients with AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). Vistide will not cure CMV retinitis but may improve your condition by delaying progression of the disease.

Warticon Cream (Podophyllotoxin)

Warticon Cream contains a medicine called podophyllotoxin. This is a plant extract which belongs to a group of medicines called ‘antivirals’. Warticon Cream is used to treat genital warts.

Fludarabine Phosphate

The name FluCam has been used for a regimen of fludarabine with alemtuzumab. Distinguish from Flucam, which is ampiroxicam. Slightly soluble in water; very slightly soluble in dehydrated alcohol; freely soluble in dimethylformamide.

Glyceryl Trinitrate (Sterile Concentrate)

Glyceryl trinitrate is used for the control of blood pressure during operations or to improve blood flow during and after heart operations. It can also be given to you after you have had a heart attack or to control angina attacks (sudden pains in the chest) when other medicines have not worked. Special care is needed if you are taking/using other medicines as some could interact with glyceryl trinitrate.

Abraxane (Paclitaxel)

Abraxane is a medicine containing paclitaxel albumin. Albumin is a part of human blood.

Immunostimulatory Therapies

The subject if immune surveillance as a defense against cancer has been debated since the 1950s. Knowledge of the genetic basis of cancer and immune processes has expanded significantly since that time and allowed researchers to manipulate tumor-specific characteristics as targets for the immune system.

Docetaxel

Before each treatment with Docetaxel, you will have blood tests to check that you have enough blood cells and sufficient liver function to receive Docetaxel. This medicinal product contains alcohol and may be harmful for those suffering from alcoholism and should be taken into account in high-risk groups such as patients with liver disease or epilepsy. In case any of the above conditions apply to you, discuss it with your doctor before the medicinal product is given to you.