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Composition for ALIMTA

Pemetrexed(500 mg)

food interaction for ALIMTA

alcohol interaction for ALIMTA

pregnancy interaction for ALIMTA

lactation interaction for ALIMTA

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Alimta 500mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Alimta 500mg injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for ALIMTA

Pemetrexed(500 mg)

Uses

Alimta 500mg injection is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer, head and neck cancer, cervical cancer, testicular cancer., breast cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), blood cancer, lung cancer, bone cancer and urinary bladder cancer.

How it works

Alimta 500mg injection belong to class of chemotherapy drugs called folate antimetabolites. It disrupts certain metabolic processes essential for cancer cell replication and multiplication.

Common side effects

Nausea, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Shortness of breath, Chest pain, Constipation, Depression, Fatigue, Dizziness, Headache, Insomnia, Decreased white blood cell count, Loss of appetite, Mood changes, Vomiting, Weight loss

SUBSTITUTES for ALIMTA

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  • PEMGEM 500MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 19714.80/injection
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    Rs. 19714.80
    save 76% more per injection
  • PEMMET 500MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 26775/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 26775
    save 67% more per injection
  • PLEUMET 500MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Abbott India Ltd
    Rs. 21995.30/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 21995.30
    save 73% more per injection
  • PEMNAT 500MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Natco Pharma Ltd
    Rs. 24519.20/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 24519.20
    save 70% more per injection
  • PEMCURE 500MG INJECTION
    (1 injection in vial)
    Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 4500/injection
    Injection
    Rs. 4500
    save 94% more per injection

Expert advice for ALIMTA

  • You should always take vitamin B12, folic acid, and corticosteroids along with pemetrexed.
  • Tell your doctor, if you have been recently vaccinated. 
  • Tell your doctor if you have heart disease or history of heart disease, kidney or liver disorder.
  • Your blood samples will be evaluated to check kidney and liver function and blood cell count before each pemetrexed infusion.
  • If you have had or are going to have radiation therapy, tell your doctor, as there may be an early or late radiation reaction with pemetrexed. 
  • Consult your doctor regarding contraception and ensure to use contraception when on treatment with Pemetrexed and up to 6 months thereafter.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or think you may become pregnant or breast-feeding.

Frequently asked questions for ALIMTA

Pemetrexed

Q.Is pemetrexed a vesicant?
No. Pemetrexed is not a vesicant

Q.Is pemetrexed a chemotherapy/ cytotoxic?
Yes. Pemetrexed is chemotherapy and a cytotoxic drug

Q.Is pemetrexed safe?
Pemetrexed is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Does pemetrexed cause hair loss?
Yes. Pemetrexed is a prescription chemotherapy medication and hair loss is one of the possible side effects.

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Content on this page was last updated on 24 May, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)