emetic potential of chemotherapeutic agents

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Drugs used in the treatment of cancer may be classified according to their emetic potential:

  • highly emetogenic:
    • cisplatin
    • mechlorethamine hydrochloride
    • streptozocin
    • dacarbazine
    • carmustine
    • dactinomycin

  • moderately emetogenic:
    • cyclophosphamide
    • doxorubicin
    • carboplatin
    • mitomycin
    • asparaginase
    • azacitidine

  • mildly emetogenic:
    • fluorouracil
    • methotrexate
    • etoposide
    • vincristine
    • bleomycin

Last reviewed 01/2018

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