Cancer

Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia

All Medications for Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia

  • Imbruvica
    (ibrutinib)
    Prescription only

    Imbruvica (ibrutinib) is better tolerated, but doesn't work as well as intensive chemotherapies.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
  • Rituxan
    (Rituximab)
    Prescription only

    Rituxan (Rituximab) is effective for treating multiple types of cancer and arthritis. That said, you'll need to watch for possibly serious side effects, especially infusion reactions.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Infusion (IV)
  • Velcade
    (bortezomib)
    Prescription only

    Velcade (bortezomib) is a first-choice treatment for multiple myeloma and an effective option for mantle cell lymphoma. However, it frequently causes burning, tingling, and numbness in the hands and feet.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Injection
  • Afinitor
    (everolimus)
    Prescription only

    Treats different types of cancer, but can cause uncomfortable side effects.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill

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