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Gemitrate 1000 mg Injection


Overview

Gemitrate Injection side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Hair loss
  • Low blood platelets
  • Allergic reaction
  • Breathlessness
  • Decreased white blood cell count
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Influenza like symptoms
  • Blood in urine
  • Skin rash
  • Protein in urine

How to use Gemitrate Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Gemitrate Injection works

Gemitrate 1000 mg Injection 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.

Gemitrate Injection related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Gemitrate 1000 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.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Gemitrate 1000 mg Injection is unsafe to use during lactation. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
Driving
Gemitrate 1000 mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Gemitrate 1000 mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Kidney function tests are advised before taking this medicine and regular monitoring is also recommended after the treatment.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Gemitrate 1000 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Use a reliable contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy while you are taking this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you notice any signs of infection such as fever, sore throat, rash or severe diarrhea.

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FAQs

Q. Is Gemitrate a vesicant/ anthracycline/ prodrug?

Gemitrate is not a vesicant/ anthracycline/ prodrug

Q. Does Gemitrate cause hair loss or abdominal pain?

Yes, Gemitrate has hair loss and abdominal pain as side effects. Please consult your doctor immediately if you experience such side effects

Q. Is Gemitrate a cytotoxic or chemotherapy agent?

Yes, Gemitrate is a cytotoxic chemotherapy agent

Q. Does Gemitrate work in pancreatic cancer?

Yes, Gemitrate is used to treat pancreatic cancer.

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Off. Ashram Road, Ahmedabad - 380 009., Gujarat, India
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