Gemzar

Active Ingredient(s): Gemcitabine
FDA Approved: * May 15, 1996
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".



Gemzar Overview

Gemcitabine, sold under the brand name Gemzar, among others,[1] is a chemotherapy medication used to treat a number of types of cancer.[2] These cancers include breast cancer, ovarian cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, and bladder cancer.[2][3] It is given by slow injection into a vein.[2] Common side effects include bone marrow suppression, liver and kidney problems, nausea, fever, rash, short...

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gemzar for mesothelioma

my 78 year old, otherwise healthy father was dx with mesothelioma in Nov, 2010. he was seen at a major medical center and was told that he was not a candidate for surgery due to the epithelioiod subtype he has. He opted for chemo and received 3 doses of carboplatinum and alimpta, 3 weeks apart. CT scans reveal that the chemo did no good and infact, his cancer is larger now. He was given the option to either do nothing, or start a new medication:Gemzar. He opts to start Gemzar despite the fact that the MD tells us that it has even less liklihood to benefit him. I cannot find anything on Gemzar in mesothelioma patients. Can you give me any advice or words of wisdom here? anything will be appreciated. ( He will start Gemzar on 2/24 and is supposed to get it once weekly x 3 weeks, one week ...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Gemcitabine
  • Injection: 100mg/ml, 1g, 1g/26.3ml, 1gm, 1gm/26.3ml (38mg/ml), 1gm/vial, 200mg, 200mg/5.26ml (38mg/ml), 200mg/5.3ml, 200mg/vial, 2g, 2g/52.6ml, 2gm/52.6ml (38mg/ml), 2gm/vial
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Gemzar: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0002-7501 Gemzar 200 mg/5ml Intravenous Injection, Powder, Lyophilized, for Solution by Eli Lilly and Company
  • 0002-7502 Gemzar 1 g/25ml Intravenous Injection, Powder, Lyophilized, for Solution by Eli Lilly and Company

Other drugs which contain Gemcitabine or a similar ingredient: (3 results)

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gemzar for mesothelioma
my 78 year old, otherwise healthy father was dx with mesothelioma in Nov, 2010. he was seen at a major medical center an... 1 reply






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