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)
1,796
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TEMOZOLOMIDE is a chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat some kinds of brain cancer.
Cyclophosphamide
369
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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
527
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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
380
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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
1,950
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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.
Treanda
2,972
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BENDAMUSTINE is a chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
busulfan
1,758
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BUSULFAN is a chemotherapy drug. It is used prior to a stem cell transplant in patients with chronic myelogenous leukemia.
Alkeran
(melphalan)
212
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MELPHALAN is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine is used to treat multiple myeloma and ovarian cancer.
Gliadel
3,988
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CARMUSTINE, BCNU is a chemotherapy drug. It interferes with the growth of rapidly growing cells like cancer cells. This medicine 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)
8
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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
89
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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
2,492
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BENDAMUSTINE is a chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
Emcyt
98
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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.
Myleran
346
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Mustargen
2,949
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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
2,738
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Tepadina
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THIOTEPA is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat many types of cancer like breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and bladder cancer and to treat fluid build-up caused by some cancers. It is also used to reduce the risk of graft rejection after a bone morrow transplant in pediatric patients with beta-thalassemia.
Evomela
2,098
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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
2,799
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ALTRETAMINE is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine is used to treat ovarian cancer.
Valchlor
19,492
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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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