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Brand name: Gemcitabine (Ebewe) TM

Active ingredients: gemcitabine

What it is used for

Gemcitabine Ebewe is indicated for treatment of patients with: . - locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) . - locally advanced or metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. - fluorouracil refractory pancreatic cancer. - (alone or in combination with cisplatin) bladder cancer. . - (in combination with paclitaxel) unresectable, locally recurrent or metastatic breast cancer who have relapsed following adjuvant/neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Prior chemotherapy should have included an anthracycline unless clinically contraindicated. . - (in combination with carboplatin) recurrent epithelial ovarian carcinoma, who have relapsed > 6 months following platinum-based therapy.

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 Infusion
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

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

Visual appearance

White or almost white compact aggregate in a 50mL clear glass vial with a halobutyl rubber stopper. Packed in a cardboard carton.

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 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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