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Pemetrexed

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Antimetabolite Alimta® Cancer-related

Pemetrexed - What is it for

​Pemetrexed is a chemotherapy drug used for the treatment of lung cancer or mesothelioma (cancer of the lining of internal organs).

Pemetrexed - Dosage and How to Use

How should Pemetrexed be used?

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Pemetrexed - Handling

How should I handle Pemetrexed safely?

Pemetrexed - Storage

How should I store Pemetrexed?

How should I dispose of Pemetrexed safely?

Pemetrexed - Additional Information

  • ​Take oral dexamethasone tablets (4mg) twice daily for 3 days, starting 1 day after Pemetrexed treatment. This helps to prevent skin rash due to Pemetrexed.
  • Updated on Tuesday, March 26, 2019
  • Article contributed by Department of Pharmacy National Cancer Centre Singapore

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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