Information about Pemetrexed

Pemetrexed Uses

Pemetrexed is used in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer and malignant pleural mesothelioma.

How Pemetrexed works

Pemetrexed 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 of Pemetrexed

Nausea, Vomiting, Sore throat, Loss of appetite, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Hair loss, Low blood platelets, Rash, Fatigue, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Diarrhea, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Neuropathy
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Available Medicine for Pemetrexed

PemproZydus Cadila
936 to ₹32242 variant(s)
PemgemDr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
1378 to ₹51232 variant(s)
AlimtaEli Lilly and Company India Pvt Ltd
6000 to ₹300002 variant(s)
PexetrustPanacea Biotec Ltd
740 to ₹27452 variant(s)
PemnatNatco Pharma Ltd
916 to ₹24422 variant(s)
PemeteroHetero Drugs Ltd
1014 to ₹26732 variant(s)
PemmetIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
1344 to ₹54672 variant(s)
PleumetAbbott
5076 to ₹219952 variant(s)
PemcureEmcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd
1034 to ₹34312 variant(s)
PexotraGlenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
1050 to ₹46902 variant(s)

Expert advice for Pemetrexed

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for Pemetrexed

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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