Nucleoside metabolic inhibitors are used to treat colon cancer, breast cancer, leukemia, meningitis, actinic keratosis, skin cancer, pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer, and lung cancer. They work by slowing down the growth of cancer cells which then kills the cell.

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Nucleoside Metabolic Inhibitors
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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 Nucleoside Metabolic Inhibitors

Popularity Brand Name (Generic Name) GoodRx Fair Price Price Trend
Carac
(fluorouracil)
77
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FLUOROURACIL, 5-FU is a chemotherapy agent. It is used on the skin to treat skin cancer and certain types of skin conditions that could become cancer.
Efudex
(fluorouracil)
77
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FLUOROURACIL, 5-FU is a chemotherapy agent. It is used on the skin to treat skin cancer and certain types of skin conditions that could become cancer.
Adrucil
(fluorouracil)
77
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FLUOROURACIL, 5-FU is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat many types of cancer like breast cancer, colon or rectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, and stomach cancer.
Xeloda
(capecitabine)
1,067
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CAPECITABINE is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat breast cancer, and also colon or rectal cancer.
Lonsurf
12,145
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TRIFLURIDINE; TIPIRACIL is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat colon or rectal cancer.
Fluoroplex
730
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FLUOROURACIL, 5-FU is a chemotherapy agent. It is used on the skin to treat skin cancer and certain types of skin conditions that could become cancer.
Tolak
160
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FLUOROURACIL, 5-FU is a chemotherapy agent. It is used on the skin to treat skin cancer and certain types of skin conditions that could become cancer.
Gemzar
(gemcitabine)
424
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GEMCITABINE is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine is used to treat many types of cancer like breast cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, and ovarian cancer.
Clolar
3,002
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CLOFARABINE is a chemotherapy drug. It reduces the growth of cancer cells and can suppress the immune system. It is used for treating leukemia.
Dacogen
(decitabine)
16,393
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DECITABINE is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine reduces the growth of cancer cells. It is used to treat adults with myelodysplastic syndromes.
cytarabine
24
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CYTARABINE, ARA-C is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine reduces the growth of cancer cells and can suppress the immune system. It is used for treating leukemias or lymphomas. It is often given with other cancer drugs.
fludarabine
178
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FLUDARABINE is a chemotherapy drug. It interferes with the growth of cancer cells. It is usually used to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
Depocyt
3,132
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CYTARABINE LIPOSOMAL is a chemotherapy drug that is given into the spinal fluid. It is used to treat lymphoma in the fluid surrounding the brain.
Vidaza
(azacitidine)
3,369
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AZACITIDINE is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine reduces the growth of cancer cells and can suppress the immune system. It is used for treating myelodysplastic syndrome or some types of 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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