Gemcitabine (Actavis) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) gemcitabine. On this page you will find out more about Gemcitabine (Actavis), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: gemcitabine
Information for medicine and pack size:
Gemcitabine (Actavis) 200 mg powder for injection, 1 vial
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
This leaflet may also be found inside the medicine package. It contains information on side effects, age restrictions and other useful data.
What this medicine is for
Treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. Treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. Treatment of patients with FU refractory pancreatic cancer. Treatment of patients with bladder cancer, alone or in combination with cisplatin. Treatment, in combination 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 combination with carboplatin, of patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian carcinoma, who have relapsed >six months following platinum based therapy.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||White or almost white lyophilisate|
|Dosage Form||Injection, powder for|
|Route of administration||Intravenous Infusion|
1 x 10 mL vial: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||3 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.