Antimetabolites are used to treat leukemia, skin cancer, ovarian cancer, leukemia, thrombocythemia, skin cancer, melanoma, rheumatoid arthritis, organ transplant, and sickle cell anemia. They work by slowing down cancer cell growth, reducing the need for blood transfusions, and protecting organs from the immune system attacks.

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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 Antimetabolites

Popularity Brand Name (Generic Name) GoodRx Fair Price Price Trend
Imuran
(azathioprine)
23
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AZATHIOPRINE suppresses the immune system. It is used to prevent organ rejection after a transplant. It is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Cellcept
(mycophenolate)
22
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MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL is used to decrease the immune system's response to a transplanted organ.
Hydrea
(hydroxyurea)
29
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HYDROXYUREA is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine is used to treat certain types of leukemias and head and neck cancer. It is also used to control the painful crises of sickle cell anemia.
mercaptopurine
48
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MERCAPTOPURINE, 6-MP (mer kap toe PYOOR een) is a chemotherapy drug. It interferes with the growth of cancer cells and can reduce immune system activity. It is used to treat certain types of acute leukemia.
Myfortic
(mycophenolic acid)
563
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MYCOPHENOLATE SODIUM is used to decrease the immune system's response to a transplanted organ.
Droxia
55
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HYDROXYUREA is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine is used to treat certain types of leukemias and head and neck cancer. It is also used to control the painful crises of sickle cell anemia.
Azasan
444
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AZATHIOPRINE suppresses the immune system. It is used to prevent organ rejection after a transplant. It is also used to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Purixan
1,155
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MERCAPTOPURINE, 6-MP (mer kap toe PYOOR een) is a chemotherapy drug. It interferes with the growth of cancer cells and can reduce immune system activity. It is used to treat certain types of acute leukemia.
Tabloid
786
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THIOGUANINE (6-TG) (thye oh GWAH neen) is a chemotherapy drug. It is used to treat some leukemias.
Mitosol
395
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MITOMYCIN is used during glaucoma surgery.
Arranon
805
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Nipent
10,994
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PENTOSTATIN is a chemotherapy drug. It interferes with the growth of cancer cells. It is usually used to treat hairy-cell leukemia.

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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