Brand name: Pemetrexed (Teva) TM
Active ingredients: pemetrexed
What it is used for
Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Pemetrexed, in combination with cisplatin, is indicated for the treatment of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Non-Small Cell lung Cancer Pemetrexed in combination with cisplatin is indicated for initial treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer other than predominantly squamous cell histology. Pemetrexed as monotherapy is indicated for the treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer other than predominantly squamous cell histology after prior platinum-based chemotherapy.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
PEMETREXED-TEVA powder for injection is available in sterile single-use vials containing 500mg pemetrexed.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient pemetrexed
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems