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Active ingredients: gemcitabine
What it is used for
Treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small celll lung cancer. Treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. Treatment of patients with 5-FU refractory pancreatic cancer. Treatment of patients with bladder cancer, alone or in combination with cisplatin. Treatment, in combinatin with paclitaxel, of patients with unresectable, locally recurrent or metastatic breast cancer who have relapsed following adjuvant/neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Prior chemotherapy should have included an anthracycline unless clinically contraindicated. Treatment, in combinatin with carboplatin, of patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian carcinoma, who have relapsed > six months following platinum based therapy.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous Infusion.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Do not Refrigerate
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 6 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.
Clear colourless solutin in a flint vial with a rubber stopper and aluminium seal
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 gemcitabine
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
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