Active ingredients: gemcitabine
What it is used for
DBL Gemcitabine Injection is indicated: 1. For treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). 2. For treatment of patients with locally advanced or metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas. 3. For treatment of patients with FU refractory pancreatic cancer. 4. Alone or in combination with cisplatin, is indicated for treatment of patients with bladder cancer. 5. In combination with paclitaxel, for the treatment 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. 6. In combination with carboplatin, for the treatment of patients with recurrent epithelial ovarian carcinoma, who have relapsed > 6 months following platinum-based therapy.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
A clear, colourless or light straw-coloured solution in a clear glass vial
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.
Consumer Medicines Information (CMI)
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Reporting side effects
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You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems