Chemoprotectants are used to reduce chemotherapy side effects. They work by protecting against chemotherapy toxicity and preventing damage.

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Chemoprotectants
prescribed?

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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 Chemoprotectants

Popularity Brand Name (Generic Name) GoodRx Fair Price Price Trend
Mesnex
(mesna)
177
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MESNA is used to prevent bleeding from the bladder during treatment with ifosfamide. This medicine does not reduce the chance of getting other side effects of cancer chemotherapy.
glutathione injection
N/A N/A See Prices
Amifostine
5,443
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AMIFOSTINE is a protective medicine. It is used to prevent or lessen the kidney damage that can be caused by cisplatin chemotherapy. It is also used to prevent some side effects caused by radiation therapy to the head or neck.
Zinecard
(dexrazoxane)
1,538
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DEXRAZOXANE is used to protect against damage caused by certain chemotherapy.

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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