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Drugs for Leukemia


List of drugs used to treat the medical condition called Leukemia. Click on the drug to find more information including the brand names,dose,side-effects, adverse events, when to take the drug and the price of the drug.
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Generic and Trade Names of Drugs for Treatment of Leukemia

Aclarubicin

Aclarubicin or aclacinomycin A is used to treat acute non lymphocytic leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.
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Alemtuzumab

Alemtuzumab is a cancer-treating drug used for treating certain cancers of bone marrow and blood cancers such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and lymphoma.
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Amsacrine

Amsacrine is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for malignant lymphoma and acute adult lymphoblastic leukemia.

Asparaginase / Crisantaspase

Asparaginase / Crisantaspase is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for lymphocytic leukemia either alone or with other medications.

Azacitidine

Azacitidine is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for blood cancer.
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Blinatumomab

Blinatumomab is used to treat B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a type of cancer of the white blood cells in adult patients and children.

Busulphan

Busulphan is a chemotherapy agent, prescribed for chronic myelogenous leukemia.

Cladribine

Cladribine is a synthetic anti-cancer agent, prescribed for hairy cell leukemia.

Clofarabine

Clofarabine is a form of antimetabolite chemotherapy, prescribed for leukemia in children and adolescents.

Idelalisib

Idelalisib is prescribed to treat patients with cancer of the blood or bone marrow such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), small lymphocytic lymphoma, and follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (FL) whose cancer has returned after treating with some anti-cancer medicines.

Interferon Alfa 2A

Interferon Alfa 2A is prescribed for hairy cell leukemia (blood cancer), AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma (type of cancer that develops in connective tissues), recurrent or metastatic renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) and chronic myelogenous leukemia (cancer of white blood cells), hepatitis C, non-Hodgin’s lymphoma.

Mitoxantrone

Mitoxantrone is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for metastatic breast cancer, acute myeloid leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
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Nelarabine

Nelarabine is an anti-cancer agent, prescribed for leukemia or lymphoma in certain patients.

Nilotinib

Nilotinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, prescribed for leukemia.

Pentostatin

Pentostatin is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for certain types of cancer.

Teniposide

Teniposide is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for leukemia in combination with other medications.

Venetoclax

Venetoclax is a BCL-2 (B - cell lymphoma 2) inhibitor which is prescribed for the treatment of a type of white blood cell cancer, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), in patients whose tumor cells lack a part of the 17th chromosome (a specific gene alteration known as 17p deletion).

Vindesine

Vindesine is used to treat several cancers such as leukemia, lymphomas, and some solid tumors such as breast cancer and lung cancer either as a single agent or in combination with other cancer-treating drugs.


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