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GEMITA 1400 MG/87.5 MG INJECTION

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Composition FOR GEMITA

Gemcitabine(1400mg),Mannitol(87.5mg)

food interaction for GEMITA

alcohol interaction for GEMITA

pregnancy interaction for GEMITA

lactation interaction for GEMITA

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There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Gemita 1400 mg/87.5 mg 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
Gemita 1400 mg/87.5 mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR GEMITA

Gemcitabine(1400mg)

Uses

How it works

Gemcitabine interferes with the growth of DNA and RNA of the cancer cells by substituting their building blocks. It prevents the cancer cells from growing and multiplying.

Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Loss of appetite, Hair loss, Reduced blood platelets, Allergic reaction, Breathlessness, Decreased white blood cell count, Increased liver enzymes, Anemia, Influenza like symptoms, Blood in urine, Skin rash, Protein in urine
Mannitol(87.5mg)

Uses

Mannitol is used in the treatment of acute renal failure, cerebral edema (accumulation of excessive fluid in the brain) and glaucoma.

How it works

Mannitol is an inert substance with high osmotic pressure. It draws water into the kidney, which in turn increases the amount of urine production. Mannitol is also used to lower the pressure inside the eye or swelling around the brain.

Common side effects

Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Dehydration

SUBSTITUTES FOR GEMITA

No substitutes found

Expert advice FOR GEMITA

  • Not recommended in children or adolescents below 18 years of age.
  • Inform your doctor if you have history of heart problems, vascular problems or low production of blood cells from the bone marrow (myelosupression).
  • Inform your doctor if you have breathing problems or feel weak and pale as this could be a sign of kidney dysfunction; unexplained new or worsening dyspnea or evidence of severe pulmonary toxicity.
  • Take precautions if you are on a controlled sodium diet, as this medicine contains some amount of sodium.
  • You should undergo blood count, heart/kidney/liver function tests before therapy.
  • Do not take live or attenuated vaccines during therapy and avoid contact with persons who receive them.
  • Alcohol is an ingredient of this infusion. If you are suffering from alcoholism or epilepsy, you may have serious side effects. Other medication taken at this time may have altered effects. 
  • Women who are planning to become pregnant should be counselled about the toxic effect of this drug on babies. 
  • They should use two effective methods of contraception while on this therapy and 6 months after it.
  • Men who are going to use this therapy should not father a child while on this therapy and 6 months after it. They should also seek guidance and counselling on sperm conservation before taking this therapy.
  • Do not drive or use machinery after taking this drug as it may cause sleepiness which may worsen with alcohol use.

Frequently asked questions FOR GEMITA

Gemcitabine

Q. Is gemcitabine a vesicant/ anthracycline/ prodrug?
Gemcitabine is not a vesicant/ anthracycline/ prodrug
Q. Does gemcitabine cause hair loss or abdominal pain?
Yes, gemcitabine has hair loss and abdominal pain as side effects. Please consult your doctor immediately if you experience such side effects
Q. Is gemcitabine a cytotoxic or chemotherapy agent?
Yes, gemcitabine is a cytotoxic chemotherapy agent
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Q. Does gemcitabine work in pancreatic cancer?
Yes, gemcitabine is used to treat pancreatic cancer.

Mannitol

Q. Is mannitol a sugar?
Mannitol is a polyol (sugar alcohol)
Q. Is mannitol salt agar selective?
Yes, mannitol salt agar is a selective, differential and Indicator medium.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)