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Brand name: Alimta TM

Active ingredients: pemetrexed

What it is used for

Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. ALIMTA, in combination with cisplatin, is indicated for the treatment of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Non-Small Cell lung Cancer. Alimta 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. Alimta 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

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intravenous
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White to light yellowish or green-yellowish lyophilised solid.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

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.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

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  • Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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