Alimta

(Pemetrexed)

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Quick facts about Alimta
  • Drug class: Cancer
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Used for

  • Malignant mesothelioma of pleura
  • In combination with cisplatin in patients who are not candidates for surgical resection. Non-small cell lung cancer
  • Nonsquamous

Dosage forms

  • Infusion (IV)
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Quick facts about Alimta
  • Drug class: Cancer
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available
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Side effect rates for Alimta (Pemetrexed)

From 830 clinical trials of Alimta when taken for non-small cell lung cancer grade 3-4
  • Neutropenia
    15%15%
  • Fatigue
    7%7%
  • Nausea
    7%7%
  • Anemia
    6%6%
  • Vomiting
    6%6%
  • Leukopenia
    5%5%
  • Thrombocytopenia
    4%4%
  • Anorexia
    2%2%
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Common concerns from people taking Alimta (Pemetrexed)

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Pregnancy

Research studies with real people found harmful effects on unborn babies, but the benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
FDA pregnancy category for Alimta
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