The two most commonly used intravenous medications are:

  • Cetuximab (A monoclonal antibody)
  • Cisplatin (A platinum combination chemotherapy drug)
  • Carboplatin (A platinum combination chemotherapy drug)

Other drugs used in the systemic chemotherapy treatment of throat cancer include:

  • Docetaxel (Taxotere)
  • Paclitaxel (Taxol)