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Medications for Cervical Cancer

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by Calvagna M
The information provided here is meant to give you a general idea about each of the medications listed below. Only the most general side effects are included. Ask your doctor if you need to take any special precautions. Use each of these medications only as recommended by your doctor, and according to the instructions provided. If you have further questions about usage or side effects, contact your doctor.
Medications may help to either prevent or reduce side effects of treatment, or to manage certain side effects once they occur. You can develop side effects from the treatment and/or from the cancer itself. Tell your doctor when you notice a new symptom, and ask him or her if any of these medications are appropriate for you.

Prescription Medications

  • Prochlorperazine
  • Ondansetron
  • Granisetron
  • Metoclopramide
  • Dexamethasone
  • Prednisone
  • Hydrocodone
  • Morphine
  • Oxycodone and Acetaminophen
  • Filgrastim
  • Epoetin

Over-the-Counter Medications

  • Ibuprofen
  • Naproxen

Prescription Medications



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United States Pharmacopeial Convention. USP DI. 21st ed. Englewood, CO: Micromedex; 2001


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