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Antimetabolites

Rasuvo (methotrexate)

Rasuvo is a single-dose auto-injector containing a prescription medicine, methotrexate. Methotrexate is used to:

1) Treat certain adults with severe, active rheumatoid arthritis, and children with active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA), after treatment with other medicines including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDS) have been used and did not work well.

2)Control the symptoms of severe, resistant, disabling psoriasis in adults when other types of treatment have been used and did not work well.

 

 

 

Manufacturer's Website: Rasuvo                                                                                                                                           Average retail cost: $490/month

Otrexup (methotrexate)

Otrexup is a single-dose auto-injector containing a prescription medicine, methotrexate. Methotrexate is used to:

1) Treat certain adults with severe, active rheumatoid arthritis, and children with active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA), after treatment with other medicines including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDS) have been used and did not work well.

2)Control the symptoms of severe, resistant, disabling psoriasis in adults when other types of treatment have been used and did not work well.

 

 

Manufacturer's Website: Otrexup                                                                                                                                           Average retail cost: $640/month

Alimta (pemetrexed)

Pemetrexed (brand name Alimta) is a chemotherapy drug manufactured and marketed by Eli Lilly and Company. Its indications are the treatment of pleural mesothelioma and non-small cell lung cancer... Wikipedia

 

 

Manufacturer's Website: Alimta                                                                                                                                           Average retail cost: $700/vial

Gemzar (gemcitabine)

Gemcitabine, sold under the brand name Gemzar, among others, is a chemotherapy medication used to treat a number of types of cancer. These cancers include breast cancer, ovarian cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, and bladder cancer. It is given by slow injection into a vein... Wikipedia

 

 

Manufacturer's Website: Gemzar                                                                                                                                          Average retail cost: $760/vial

Xeloda (capecitabine)

Capecitabine, sold under the brand name Xeloda among others, is a chemotherapy medication used to treat breast cancer, gastric cancer and colorectal cancer. For breast cancer it is often used together with docetaxel. It is taken by mouth.

Capecitabine was patented in 1992 and approved for medical use in 1998. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system... Wikipedia

 

Manufacturer's Website: Xeloda                                                                                                                                         Average retail cost: $1,300/month

Dacogen (decitabine)

Decitabine (trade name Dacogen), or 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine, acts as an Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitor. It is a drug for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes, a class of conditions where certain blood cells are dysfunctional, and for acute myeloid leukemia (AML)... Wikipedia

 

Manufacturer's Website: Dacogen                                                                                                                                         Average retail cost: $1,900/vial

Folotyn (pralatrexate)

Pralatrexate (brand name Folotyn) is an anti-cancer therapy. It is the first drug approved as a treatment for patients with relapsed or refractory peripheral T-cell lymphoma, or PTCL — a biologically diverse group of aggressive blood cancers that have a poor prognosis... Wikipedia

 

Manufacturer's Website: Folotyn                                                                                                                                         Average retail cost: $5,200/vial

Fludara (fludarabine)

Fludarabine, sold under the brand name Fludara among others, is a chemotherapy medication used in the treatment of leukemia and lymphoma. This include chronic lymphocytic leukemia, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, acute myeloid leukemia, and acute lymphocytic leukemia. It is given by injection into a vein or by mouth... Wikipedia

 

The trade brand, Fludara, is no longer available.

 

Manufacturer's Website: Not Available                                                                                                                                       Average retail cost: *

 

* This prescription is provided by your healthcare provider. It cannot be filled in a pharmacy and may be expensive.

FUDR (floxuridine)

Floxuridine (also 5-fluorodeoxyuridine) is an oncology drug that belongs to the class known as antimetabolites. Specifically, floxuridine is a pyrimidine analog, classified as a deoxyuridine. The drug is usually administered via an artery, and most often used in the treatment of colorectal cancer.... Wikipedia

 

The trade brand, FUDR, is no longer available.

 

Manufacturer's Website: Not Available                                                                                                                                       Average retail cost: *

 

* This prescription is provided by your healthcare provider. It cannot be filled in a pharmacy and may be expensive.

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