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Hormones/Antineoplastics

Firmagon (degarelix)

Degarelix (INN) or degarelix acetate (USAN) (tradename Firmagon) is a hormonal therapy used in the treatment of prostate cancer...Wikipedia

 

 

Manufacturer's Website: Firmagon                                                                                                                                           Average retail cost: $514/kit

Arimidex (anastrozole)

Anastrozole, sold under the brand name Arimidex among others, is a medication used in addition to other treatments for breast cancer. Specifically it is used for hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. It has also been used to prevent breast cancer in those at high risk] It is taken by mouth...Wikipedia

 

 

Manufacturer's Website: Arimadex                                                                                                                                          Average retail cost: $515/month

Casodex (bicalutamide)

Bicalutamide, sold under the brand name Casodex among others, is an antiandrogen medication that is primarily used to treat prostate cancer. It is typically used together with a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) analogue or surgical removal of the testicles to treat metastatic prostate cancer...Wikipedia

 

 

Manufacturer's Website: Not Available                                                                                                                                          Average retail cost: $545/month

Zoladex (goserelin)

Goserelin (INN, USAN, BAN), or goserelin acetate, sold under the brand name Zoladex (by AstraZeneca) among others, is a medication which is used to suppress production of the sex hormones (testosterone and estrogen), particularly in the treatment of breast and prostate cancer...Wikipedia

 

 

Manufacturer's Website: Zoladex                                                                                                                                          Average retail cost: $650/implant

Femara (letrozole)

Letrozole, sold under the brand name Femara among others, is an aromatase inhibitor which is used in the treatment of hormonally-responsive breast cancer after surgery....Wikipedia

 

 

Manufacturer's Website: Zoladex                                                                                                                                          Average retail cost: $750/month

Megace ES (megestrol)

Megestrol acetate (abbreviated as MGA), sold under the brand name Megace, is a progestin with antiandrogen activity that is mainly used as an appetite stimulant and less commonly in the treatment of breast and endometrial cancers...Wikipedia

 

 

Manufacturer's Website: Not Available                                                                                                                                     Average retail cost: $1,050/month

Aromasin (exemestane)

Exemestane, sold under the brand name Aromasin among others, is a medication used to treat breast cancer. It is a member of the class of antiestrogens known as aromatase inhibitors. Some breast cancers require estrogen to grow. Those cancers have estrogen receptors (ERs), and are called ER-positive. They may also be called estrogen-responsive, hormonally-responsive, or hormone-receptor-positive. Aromatase is an enzyme that synthesizes estrogen. Aromatase inhibitors block the synthesis of estrogen. This lowers the estrogen level, and slows the growth of cancers...Wikipedia

 

 

Manufacturer's Website: Aromasin                                                                                                                                     Average retail cost: $1,050/month

Faslodex (fulvestrant)

Fulvestrant, sold under the brand name Faslodex among others, is a medication used to treat hormone receptor (HR)-positive metastatic breast cancer in postmenopausal women with disease progression as well as HR-positive, HER2-negative advanced breast cancer in combination with palbociclib in women with disease progression after endocrine therapy. It is given by injection into a muscle....Wikipedia

 

 

Manufacturer's Website: Faslodex                                                                                                                                     Average retail cost: $1,500/month

Xtandi (enzalutamide)

Enzalutamide (brand name Xtandi) is a nonsteroidal antiandrogen (NSAA) which is used for the treatment of metastatic, castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). An up to 89% decrease in serum prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels have been reported after a month of taking the drug. Research suggests that enzalutamide may also be effective in the treatment of certain types of breast cancer. In August 2012, the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved enzalutamide for the treatment of CRPC...Wikipedia

 

 

Manufacturer's Website: Xtandi                                                                                                                                     Average retail cost: $1,800/month

Eligard (leuprolide)

Leuprorelin, also known as leuprolide, is a manufactured version of a hormone used to treat prostate cancer, breast cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and early puberty. It is given by injection into a muscle or under the skin...Wikipedia

 

 

Manufacturer's Website: Eligard                                                                                                                                     Average retail cost: $1,850/month

Nubeqa (darolutamide)

Darolutamide, sold under the brand name Nubeqa, is an antiandrogen medication which is used in the treatment of prostate cancer in men. It is specifically approved to treat non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (nmCRPC) in conjunction with surgical or medical castration. The medication is taken by mouth twice per day with food.

Side effects of darolutamide added to castration may include fatigue, asthenia, pain in the arms and legs, and rash. Darolutamide is a nonsteroidal antiandrogen (NSAA), and acts as a selective antagonist of the androgen receptor (AR).  It has been referred to as a second- or third-generation NSAA ...Wikipedia

 

 

Manufacturer's Website: Nubeqa                                                                                                                                Average retail cost: $11,700/month

Supprelin LA (histrelin)

Histrelin acetate, sold under the brand names Vantas and Supprelin LA (by Endo International) among others, is a nonapeptide analogue of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) with added potency. When present in the bloodstream, it acts on particular cells of the pituitary gland called gonadotropes. Histrelin stimulates these cells to release luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone....Wikipedia

 

 

Manufacturer's Website: Supprelin LA                                                                                                                                 Average retail cost: $31,000/implant

Trelstar (triptorelin)

Triptorelin, sold under the brand names Decapeptyl and Gonapeptyl among others, is a medication that causes stimulation of the pituitary, thus decreasing secretion of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)...Wikipedia

 

 

Manufacturer's Website: Trelstar                                                                                                                               Average retail cost: *

 

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

Vantas (histrelin)

Histrelin acetate, sold under the brand names Vantas and Supprelin LA (by Endo International) among others, is a nonapeptide analogue of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) with added potency. When present in the bloodstream, it acts on particular cells of the pituitary gland called gonadotropes...Wikipedia

 

 

Manufacturer's Website: Vantas                                                                                                                               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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