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 capsules (Targretin) Bicalutamide - an anti-androgen for men (Casodex)
Buserelin for men (Suprefact) Busulfan tablets (Myleran)
Capecitabine tablets (Xeloda) Chlorambucil tablets
Cyclophosphamide Cyproterone - an anti-androgen for men (Cyprostat, Androcur)
Dasatinib tablets (Sprycel) Diethylstilbestrol tablets
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 men Fulvestrant for breast cancer (Faslodex)
Gefitinib tablets (Iressa) Goserelin implant (Zoladex)
Hydroxycarbamide (Hydrea, Siklos) Idarubicin capsules (Zavedos)
Imatinib tablets (Glivec) Imiquimod cream (Aldara, Zyclara)
Lapatinib tablets (Tyverb) Letrozole for breast cancer (Femara)
Letrozole for breast cancer (Femara) Lomustine capsules
Melphalan tablets 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)