Gemcitabine (Ebewe) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) gemcitabine. On this page you will find out more about Gemcitabine (Ebewe), 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
Pack size information
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Gemcitabine (Ebewe) 1 g powder for injection, 1 vial
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What this medicine is 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.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||White or almost white compact aggregate in a 50mL clear glass vial with a halobutyl rubber stopper. Packed in a cardboard carton.|
|Dosage Form||Injection, powder for|
|Route of administration||Intravenous Infusion|
1 x 50 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||2 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?
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