General Warning: Bone marrow suppression is one of the common warnings during the use of this injection. The renal function is also degraded by taking this injection.
Pemetrexed Injection uses:
Pemetrexed drug belongs to folate analog metabolic inhibitor class drug used in the treatment of:
- Mesothelioma, when this drug is combined with cisplatin it is effective against mesothelioma.
- Advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer is quite effective when combined with cisplatin for the treatment of patient who has not been recovered after at least four cycles of platinum-based first-line chemotherapy.
Pemetrexed side effects:
Most Common side effects of pemetrexed for Injection use include constipation, thrombocytopenia, stomatitis, anemia, leukopenia, neutropenia, vomiting, anorexia, fatigue, and nausea.
It is available in an injection form that is injected intravenously. It is basically available in two different concentrations of pemetrexed 100 mg and pemetrexed 500 mg. Patients taking this medication are generally suggested to take vitamin B12 and Folic acid supplements to reduce the side effects caused due to Pemetrexed injection. Dosage of medication depends upon other health problems, height, weight, and type of cancer.