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Ingredients: Pemetrexed Disodium
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* Based on 19 reviews from across the web.

Pemetrexed (brand name Alimta) is a chemotherapy drug manufactured and marketed by Eli Lilly and Company. Its indications are the treatment of pleural mesothelioma and non-small cell lung cancer.

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By bob in fdb.rxlist.com on June 25, 2014 @ 12:00 am

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Flushing, Joint swelling, Lacrimation increased

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on July 5, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Started on Carboplatin and alimta in April, 2012. Now off Carbo, just on alimta. Doing well. No major side effects. Flushed cheeks, swollen ankles (take diuretic), watery eyes. No nausea. I drive...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fluid retention

Posted By jcb2121 in fdb.rxlist.com on May 11, 2013 @ 12:00 am

second round of chemo for my husband. Has done well. He has had 27 treatments so far but now had to stop because of fluid retention of body and around lungs. Had to have both lungs tapped to drain flu...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Constipation, Fatigue, Nausea, Diarrhoea, Muscular weakness, Somnolence

Posted By SANPAX in fdb.rxlist.com on April 29, 2013 @ 12:00 am

... Ok I Guess I Have Had 3 CHEMO Treatments So Far. I Have NAUSEA But my Dr. Gave Me ZOFRAN Which Is Good; And I Also Eat Sliced LEMON Quarter SomeTimes. My Worst Side Effect was Constipation. But Now I ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Fluid retention, Somnolence

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on January 13, 2013 @ 12:00 am

... mother received 6 infusions of Alimta for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer. Her cancer has now shrank. No new cancers. The most severe side effect she suffered was fatigue and water retention. But that was ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Sudden death

Posted By toosoon in fdb.rxlist.com on October 17, 2012 @ 12:00 am

if you start to lose feeling in your mid-section and legs stop alimta. it happened to my dad and after 3 treatment he died from it. ejoy what time you have cause you never know! take care.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By alimta in fdb.rxlist.com on June 12, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Discomfort

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on April 29, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Have only had 3 treatments thus far. Wont know for another month if it made a difference. First 2 treatments went good and this last one I was sick for 9 days! Dont know why.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: X-ray

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on March 11, 2011 @ 12:00 am

... IV, Avastin and had to take Tarceva daily (pill form).Too soon to tell if this combination is effective. His appetite is good, no nausea, no hair loss this time. Will do x-ray later this month and go ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea, Neutropenia

Posted By froggicori in fdb.rxlist.com on November 11, 2010 @ 12:00 am

... until it was doing more harm than good. Now he has anemia and neutropenia? but neither are in dangerous category. His appetite is starting to come back and he has only a little nausea with Alimta. ...

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