Alimta (pemetrexed) is a cancer medicament, which intervenes with the outspread and development of cancer cells in the body. It is utilized to treat non-small cell lung cancer after different cancer medicament have been tested without successful management. The medicate is also utilized with another medicament known as cisplatin to treat mesothelioma, which is a variety of lung cancer related to exposure to asbestos. Alimta is also applicative for purposes that are not mentioned here.
Some common side effects of the medicate include:
Increased serum creatinine
Infection without neutropenia
The other side effects include:
A total of 390 medicates are well-known to interact with Alimta (pemetrexed). Some of the medications that are checked in combination with Alimta are listed below:
It's not an all-inclusive listing, always consult the doctor before using this medicine.
Alimta should not be used in case of following conditions:
Kidney disease (specially if you take ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or some other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicates, or NSAIDs);
A weak immune system
Excess liquid in the space around your liver, lung or other internal organs.
If you are pregnant as it can harm the unborn baby. Use an effective birth prevention to avoid pregnancy during the usages of Alimta.