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Drugs for the Treatment of Lung Cancer: Trade Names and Generic Names

This section has a list of generic name(s) and the several brand name(s) of the drugs used for the treatment of Cancer of Lungs (Lung Cancer ). Its purpose is to provide doctors and consumers a ready reckoner to find the relevant drugs.
The information helps you learn more about the generic drug, including its brand name(s), price, dosage, side effects, adverse events, how to take and appropriate times to take it by simply click on the drugs. Plus there are FAQs too about each drug.


Afatinib is prescribed as a first-line treatment to treat non-small cell lung cancer, a specific type of lung cancer that has moved to nearby tissues or other body parts in patients who have specific non-epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations detected by an FDA-approved test.


Alectinib is prescribed for the treatment of a certain type (anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive) of non-small cell lung cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.


Bevacizumab is used to treat certain types of advanced lung cancer.


Bexarotene is an oral antineoplastic agent, prescribed for cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL, a type of skin cancer), lung cancer, breast cancer and Kaposi's sarcoma.


Brigatinib is an anticancer drug which is prescribed to treat patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) positive metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) for patients who have progressed with or experience side effects with crizotinib, another drug used to treat the cancer.


Ceritinib is used as a first-line treatment for metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).


Crizotinib is an anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) inhibitor, prescribed for non-small cell lung cancer.


Dacomitinib is prescribed to treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in adult patients whose cancer cells have spread to other body parts.


Lorlatinib is indicated for the treatment of anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) which has been already treated by For metastatic disease, crizotinib and at least one other ALK inhibitor; or For metastatic disease,alectinibas the first ALK inhibitor therapy; or For metastatic disease, ceritinib as the first ALK inhibitor therapy.


Necitumumab is prescribed to treat squamous non-small cell lung cancer in combination with cisplatin and gemcitabine as a first-line treatment in adult patients whose cancer has moved to other parts of the body.


Nintedanib is prescribed to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in adult patients.


Nivolumab is a monoclonal antibody and a PD-1 inhibitor (programmed death receptor inhibitor) which is prescribed for cancer treatment.


Osimertinib tablets are prescribed for non-small cell lung cancer that has spread to other parts of the body.


Pembrolizumab injection is prescribed to treat different types of cancer such as Melanoma or skin cancer Non-Small-Cell lung cancer (NSCLC) Head and neck cancer Urothelial carcinoma (Cancer of the bladder and urinary tract) Hodgkin’s disease (Cancer of the immune system) Colorectal cancer (Cancer of the large intestine) Pembrolizumab is a monoclonal antibody chosen to treat cancers in the following situations.


Pemetrexed is an (antifolate) antineoplastic agent, prescribed for mesothelioma (cancer that develops from the protective lining of the internal tissues) and certain types of non-small cell lung cancer either alone or with other medications.
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Porfimer Sodium

Porfimer Sodium is an antineoplastic agent, prescribed for esophageal cancer, non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and dysplasia in Barrett's Esophagus.


Pralsetinib is indicated for the treatment of adults with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), based on the presence of a specific gene fusion named RET.


Ramucirumab is used to treat stomach cancer or cancer at the junction of the stomach and esophagus, in patients with advanced or cancer that has migrated to other body parts.

Technetium Tc 99m Depreotide Injection

Technetium Tc 99m Depreotide Injection is a radiopharmaceutical preparation, used to identify malignant lung tumors in patients who are highly suspect for malignancy.


Vinblastine is an anti-microtubule agent, prescribed for Hodgkin's lymphoma, lung cancer, breast cancer, head and neck cancer, and testicular cancer.
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Vinorelbine Tartrate

Vinorelbine Tartrate is an anti-cancer agent, prescribed for non-small cell lung cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and Hodgkin's disease.
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