Items Tagged ‘Hormonal Therapy’

February 5, 2013

Proscar®

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Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Finasteride Trade Name: Proscar® How is this drug used? Proscar® (finasteride) is used alone or in combination with another drug—doxazosin—to treat symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men with an enlarged prostate. Proscar is used to improve symptoms, reduce the risk of sudden inability to pass urine, and reduce the […]

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September 5, 2012

Xtandi®

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Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Enzalutamide Trade Name: Xtandi® How is this drug used? Xtandi is used for the treatment of metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer that has previously been treated with the chemotherapy drug Taxotere® (docetaxel). What is the mechanism of action? Xtandi interferes with the ability of male hormones to bind to their receptors […]

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September 5, 2012

Xtandi®

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Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Enzalutamide Trade Name: Xtandi® How is this drug used? Xtandi is used for the treatment of metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer that has previously been treated with the chemotherapy drug Taxotere® (docetaxel). What is the mechanism of action? Xtandi interferes with the ability of male hormones to bind to their receptors […]

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May 31, 2011

Zytiga®

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Class: Hormonal Therapy Generic Name: abiraterone acetate Trade Name: Zytiga® How is this drug used? Zytiga is used in combination with prednisone for metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. What is the mechanism of action? Zytiga blocks the production of androgens (male hormones such as testosterone) not only by […]

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May 31, 2011

Zytiga™

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Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Abiraterone Trade Name: Zytiga™ How is this drug used? Zytiga is used in combination with prednisone for metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer that has previously been treated with the chemotherapy drug Taxotere® (docetaxel). What is the mechanism of action? Zytiga blocks the production of androgens (male hormones such as testosterone) not […]

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October 19, 2010

Nolvadex®

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Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Tamoxifen (tam-OCKS-eh-fin), tamoxifen citrate Trade Name: Nolvadex® How is this drug used? Tamoxifen is FDA approved for the treatment of hormone-positive or hormone receptor unknown breast cancer, or for the prevention of breast cancer in women at a high risk of developing breast cancer It is important for patients to […]

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October 19, 2010

nilutamide

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Class: Hormonal Therapy    Generic Name: nilutamide (ni-LOO-te-mide) Trade Name: Nilandron®, Anandron® How is this drug used? Nilutamide is approved for the treatment of stage D2 prostate cancer in conjunction with surgical castration, where cancer has spread from its site of origin to different sites in the body.  What is the mechanism of action? Nilutamide belongs to […]

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October 19, 2010

Nilandron®

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Class: Hormonal Therapy    Generic Name: nilutamide (ni-LOO-te-mide) Trade Name: Nilandron®, Anandron® How is this drug used? Nilutamide is approved for the treatment of stage D2 prostate cancer in conjunction with surgical castration, where cancer has spread from its site of origin to different sites in the body.  What is the mechanism of action? Nilutamide belongs to […]

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October 19, 2010

Nolvadex®

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Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Tamoxifen (tam-OCKS-eh-fin), tamoxifen citrate Trade Name: Nolvadex® How is this drug used? Tamoxifen is FDA approved for the treatment of hormone-positive or hormone receptor unknown breast cancer, or for the prevention of breast cancer in women at a high risk of developing breast cancer It is important for patients to […]

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October 19, 2010

Nilutamide

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Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Nilutamide (ni-LOO-te-mide) Trade Name: Nilandron®, Anandron® How is this drug used? Nilutamide is approved for the treatment of stage D2 prostate cancer, where cancer has spread from its site of origin to different sites in the body.  It is important for patients to remember that physicians have the ability to […]

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October 19, 2010

Nilandron®

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Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Nilutamide (ni-LOO-te-mide) Trade Name: Nilandron®, Anandron® How is this drug used? Nilutamide is approved for the treatment of stage D2 prostate cancer, where cancer has spread from its site of origin to different sites in the body.  It is important for patients to remember that physicians have the ability to […]

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October 18, 2010

megestrol acetate

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Class: Hormonal agent Generic Name: Megestrol acetate (MEJ-eh-strol ASS-eh-tate) Trade Name: Megace® How is this drug used? Megestrol acetate is FDA approved for the treatment of inoperable, recurrent or metastatic uterine or breast cancer. It is important for patients to remember that physicians have the ability to prescribe medication for conditions other than those for […]

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October 18, 2010

Leuprolide

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Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Leuprolide (LOO-proe-lide) Trade Name: Eligard®, Lupron®, Lupron Depot®, Viadur® How is this drug used? Leuprolide is FDA approved for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. It is important for patients to remember that physicians have the ability to prescribe medication for conditions other than those for which the drug has […]

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October 18, 2010

Viadur®

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Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Leuprolide (LOO-proe-lide) Trade Name: Eligard®, Lupron®, Lupron Depot®, Viadur® How is this drug used? Leuprolide is FDA approved for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. It is important for patients to remember that physicians have the ability to prescribe medication for conditions other than those for which the drug has […]

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October 18, 2010

Lupron Depot®

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Class: Hormonal therapy Generic Name: Leuprolide (LOO-proe-lide) Trade Name: Eligard®, Lupron®, Lupron Depot®, Viadur® How is this drug used? Leuprolide is FDA approved for the treatment of advanced prostate cancer. It is important for patients to remember that physicians have the ability to prescribe medication for conditions other than those for which the drug has […]

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