Alkylating drugs are used to treat brain tumors, melanoma, Hodgkin's disease, Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, neuroblastoma, leukemia, multiple myeloma, retinoblastoma, and prostate cancer. They work by inhibiting cancer cell growth and slowing it down.

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This chart is created by aggregating the total number of claims for the drugs in this class divided by the # of drugs with a specific indication. It is meant to be representative but may not accurately reflect the actual # of prescriptions written to treat a specific condition.

Prices for Popular Alkylating Drugs

Popularity Brand Name (Generic Name) GoodRx Fair Price Price Trend
Temodar
(temozolomide)
1,568
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TEMOZOLOMIDE is a chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat some kinds of brain cancer.
Cyclophosphamide
371
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CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat many types of cancer like lymphoma, myeloma, leukemia, breast cancer, and ovarian cancer, to name a few. It is also used to treat nephrotic syndrome in children.
Gleostine
(gleostine, lomustine)
470
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LOMUSTINE is a chemotherapy drug. It interferes with the growth of rapidly growing cells like cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat brain tumors and Hodgkin's disease.
Leukeran
312
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CHLORAMBUCIL is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat cancer like some leukemias and lymphomas.
Matulane
276
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PROCARBAZINE is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine reduces the growth of cancer cells. It is used to treat Hodgkin's disease. It is often given with other cancer drugs.
Alkeran
348
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MELPHALAN is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine is used to treat multiple myeloma and ovarian cancer.
melphalan
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MELPHALAN is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine is used to treat multiple myeloma. It is also used prior to a stem cell transplant in patients with multiple myeloma.
Treanda
2,941
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BENDAMUSTINE is a chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Gliadel
3,952
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CARMUSTINE, BCNU (kar MUS teen) is a chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat glioma and glioblastoma. The wafers are placed at a site where a brain tumor used to be, at the end of a surgery to remove the tumor.
Ifex
(ifosfamide)
5
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IFOSFAMIDE is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat testicular cancer.
dacarbazine
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DACARBAZINE is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine is used to treat skin cancer. It is also used with other medicines to treat Hodgkin's disease.
Bendeka
2,534
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BENDAMUSTINE is a chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Emcyt
82
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ESTRAMUSTINE is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat prostate cancer.
Zanosar
3,803
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STREPTOZOCIN is a chemotherapy drug. It interferes with the growth of rapidly growing cells like cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat pancreatic cancer.
Mustargen
2,789
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MECHLORETHAMINE is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine is used to treat many types of cancer like Hodgkin's disease, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, mycosis fungoides, and some blood and lung cancers.
Yondelis
2,713
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myleran
346
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Evomela
2,731
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MELPHALAN is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine is used to treat multiple myeloma. It is also used prior to a stem cell transplant in patients with multiple myeloma.
Hexalen
1,934
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ALTRETAMINE is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine is used to treat ovarian cancer.
Valchlor
3,242
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MECHLORETHAMINE topical gel is a chemotherapy drug that is used to treat mycosis fungoides which is a type of skin lymphoma.

Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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