The drugs, round 1

For those of you who are interested, here is a list of the drugs that I’ll be having under the first part of my chemotherapy regimen (AC), as kindly provided by the lead oncology pharmacist at the centre where I’m being treated. 

After all these years writing about drugs such as these from a regulatory and corporate standpoint, it feels very strange to be experiencing them as a patient.

Drug

What is this for?

Manufacturer

Comments

Aprepitant (Emend®)

Anti-sickness

Merck, Sharp & Dohme

Pre-medication and post chemotherapy

Palonosetron (Aloxi®)

Anti-sickness

Chugai Pharma

Pre-medication

Dexamethasone

Anti-sickness

Hospira UK Ltd

Pre-medication and post chemotherapy

Sodium Chloride 0.9%

To keep IV line patent

Baxter UK Ltd

Line Flush

Doxorubicin (Adriamycin)

Chemotherapy

Medac GmbH

Cyclophosphamide

Chemotherapy

Baxter UK Ltd

Domperidone

Anti-sickness

Generic brand

Post Chemotherapy

Laxido®

For constipation

Galen Ltd

For gentle relief of constipation if needed

Biotene®

For oral hygiene

GSK

Non-alcohol based mouthwash

Lipegfilgrastim (Lonquex®)

To boost white blood cell count

Teva Pharma

Long acting Granulocyte- Colony stimulating factor (G-CSF)

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