Pemetrexed (RZ) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) pemetrexed. On this page you will find out more about Pemetrexed (RZ), 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: pemetrexed
Information for medicine and pack size:
Pemetrexed (RZ) 100 mg powder for injection, 1 vial
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
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What this medicine is for
Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma,In combination with cisplatin, is indicated for the treatment of patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma.,Non small cell lung cancer,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.,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.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||a white to light-yellow or green-yellow lyophilised powder in a sealed glass vial|
|Dosage Form||Injection, powder for|
|Route of administration||Intravenous Infusion|
one vial for single use: 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||Do not Freeze|
|Life time||36 Months|
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.