List Of Drugs Used In Ovarian Cancer Treatment

What drugs are used in the systemic chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatment of ovarian cancer patients?

The treatment of ovarian cancer usually includes surgery and systemic chemotherapy. The treatment given depends on the stage of the cancer primarily. Furthermore, doctors use these drugs in systemic treatment as they drugs can reach cancer cells anywhere in the body. They can be either be taken orally or can be injected directly into the bloodstream. The following are a list of drugs for ovarian cancer.

List of drugs for ovarian cancerList of drugs for ovarian cancer

Firstly, doctors prefer these drugs and use them in intravenous chemotherapy.

  • Cisplatin (a platinum combination chemotherapy drug)
  • Carboplatin (a platinum combination chemotherapy drug)
  • Paclitaxel (Taxol)
  • Dexotere (Taxotere)

Other ovarian cancer drugs

Also, the other most commonly used drugs in the systemic treatment of ovarian cancer are listed below:

  • Albumin-bound paclitaxel (Nab-paclitaxel, Abraxane)
  • Altretamine (Hexalen)
  • Capecitabine (Xeloda)
  • Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan)
  • Etoposide (VP-16) {insert hyperlink of the drug article here}
  • Gemcitabine (Gemzar)
  • Ifosfamide (Ifex)
  • Irinotecan (CPT-11,Camptosar)
  • Liposomal doxorubicin (Doxil) {insert hyperlink of the drug article here}
  • Melphalan
  • Pemetrexed (Alimta)
  • Topotecan
  • Vinorelbine ( Navelbine)

Targeted Therapy:

  • Bevacizumab.
  • Olaparib
  • Rucaparib
  • Pazopanib
  • Niraparib

Moreover, it is also important to know that these drugs do have side effects. It is best to consult the doctor to know what side effects to expect from them.

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