Drugs and Medications for Spinal Tumors

Reviewed by George I. Jallo, MD

A multi-disciplinary spinal tumor treatment plan may include drugs and medications. Your doctor may suggest various drugs in order to:

There are many different types of drugs and medications used for spinal tumor patients. Your doctor may suggest:

Side Effects
Side effects of the drugs and medications listed above vary. You may experience some, all, or none of the possible side effects related to these medications.

For example, narcotics can cause drowsiness. Chemotherapy may cause fatigue, nausea, vomiting, hair loss (alopecia), and low blood cell count. Many chemotherapy side effects are temporary and can be managed with medication. Your doctor will recommend or prescribe drugs to help you manage any side effects.

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