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WHAT IS PEMETREXED ?
Pemetrexed is an anti-cancer ("antineoplastic" or "cytotoxic") chemotherapy drug. Pemetrexed is classified as an "antimetabolite".
Pemetrexed is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. It is mainly used to treat non-small cell lung cancer after other cancer medications have been tried without successful treatment. Pemnat is also used with another medication to treat mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer associated with exposure to asbestos.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
Common side effects may include:
tired feeling, loss of appetite, weight loss;
upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea;
mild rash; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Store intact vials at room temperature of 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F). Reconstituted solution and infusion solution are stable for 24 hours when refrigerated at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F).