Active Ingredient(s): Pemetrexed
FDA Approved: * February 4, 2004
Pharm Company: * LILLY
Category: Cancer

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Alimta Overview

Pemetrexed, sold under the brand name Alimta among others, is a chemotherapy medication for the treatment of pleural mesothelioma and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Contents 1 Medical use 1.1 Carboplatin 1.2 Supplementation 2 Side effects 3 Mechanism of action 4 History 5 Society and culture 5.1 Trade names 5.2 Cost 6 Research 7 References 8 External links Medical use In February 2004, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved pemetrexed for treatment of malignant...

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chemo drug ## my mother died from rare side effects of this drug ## she was taking it for lung cancer, they did not tell her it would attack her blood system and cause unusual bleeding and abnormal clotting ## Were you possibly referring to Alimta? It is most commonly used to treat lung cancer. The FDA warns that it carries the risk of being habit forming, and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, heartburn, loss of appetite, dark urine, and easy bruising, or bleeding. Donnitta, I am very sorry for your loss. Was she not given a side effect warning sheet? That is very odd.


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Injection: 100mg, 100mg/1vile, 100mg/4ml(25mg/ml), 100mg/vial, 1g, 1g/40ml(25mg/ml), 25mg/ml, 500mg, 500mg/20ml(25mg/ml), 500mg/vial
  • Powder: 100mg/vial, 1g/vial, 1gm/vial, 500mg, 500mg/vial
  • Solution: 100mg/4ml (25 Mg/ml), 100mg/4ml (25mg/ml), 1gm/40ml (25mg/ml), 500mg/20ml (25mg/ml)
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Alimta: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0002-7623 Alimta 500 mg/20ml Intravenous Injection, Powder, Lyophilized, for Solution by Eli Lilly and Company
  • 0002-7640 Alimta 100 mg/4ml Intravenous Injection, Powder, Lyophilized, for Solution by Eli Lilly and Company

Other drugs which contain Pemetrexed or a similar ingredient: (2 results)

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