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 (Zytiga)Anastrozole for breast cancer (Arimidex)
Bexarotene capsulesBicalutamide - an anti-androgen for men
Buserelin for menBusulfan tablets (Myleran)
CapecitabineChlorambucil tablets
CyclophosphamideCyproterone - an anti-androgen for men (Cyprostat, Androcur)
Dasatinib tablets (Sprycel)Diethylstilbestrol
Enzalutamide for prostate cancer (Xtandi)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 menFulvestrant for breast cancer (Faslodex)
Gefitinib tablets (Iressa)Goserelin implant (Zoladex)
HydroxycarbamideIdarubicin capsules (Zavedos)
Imatinib tablets (Glivec)Imiquimod cream (Aldara, Zyclara)
Lapatinib tablets (Tyverb)Letrozole for breast cancer (Femara)
LomustineMelphalan
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 capsulesVandetanib tablets (Caprelsa)