There are many chemotherapy drugs used for treating cancer. The nurses will provide you with written information about the particular chemo drugs that your physician has selected for you when you get your first treatment. You can also refer to www.chemocare.com to look up individual chemo drugs and the side effects they may have.
We encourage you to talk with your physician about the use of any over-the-counter medication while on chemotherapy. While some help you manage the side effects of your chemotherapy treatment and are usually safe to take, there are exceptions. Do not take aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (Advil, Aleve, ibuprofen, and others), as these may affect your platelet count (helps your blood clot).