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Gemcitabine Hydrochloride

Popular Brands: : Gemcitabine, Gemzar, Gemcitabine Hydrochloride, Gemcitabine Hcl
Official FDA Reports90,662
Social Media Events81
Total Posts345
Avg. Review Score3.68/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Gemcitabine Hydrochloride
Manufacturers
  • Bedford Laboratories
  • Eli Lilly And Co
  • Hospira Inc
  • Jiangsu Hengrui Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Gemcitabine Hydrochloride Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Gemcitabine Hydrochloride

Discomfort

Very intense chemo. Made me very sick for the duration of my treatment.


Source: Gemcitabine

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Influenza Like Illness

Still have 3 weeks left of treatment as of 12/03/08. Chemo is taken on Friday. Usually on Monday the side effects kick in and last till Thursday. terrible flu like symptoms , occasional headache.


Source: Gemcitabine

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Headache

Still have 3 weeks left of treatment as of 12/03/08. Chemo is taken on Friday. Usually on Monday the side effects kick in and last till Thursday. terrible flu like symptoms, occasional headache .


Source: Gemcitabine

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By hipgrandmapat in fdb.rxlist.com on August 19, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Just started treatment so too early to say

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Cold sweat, Pain, Hot flush

Posted By newjourney09 in fdb.rxlist.com on February 18, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Hot and cold sweats, back spazams and pain,overall very dissatified. sande santiago

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Vomiting, Depression

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on November 1, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Even though I was told this was well tolerated, I was miserable with nausea and vomiting.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Drug tolerance increased

Posted By Anonymous in everydayhealth.com on October 27, 2012 @ 12:00 am

... I have 4th st metastatic beast cancer to my bones and lungs. Gemzar shrunk the lung tumors 50%. I still hate the chemo and the side effects. It's only a matter of time before Gemazar stops working....

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Sinusitis, Influenza like illness

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on August 9, 2012 @ 12:00 am

... for GEMZAR, and I ultimately had 54 infusions over 2-and-a-half years, with a one-year gap. The side effects were minimal in my case (most frequent: flu-like symptoms, mild infections), and I was able...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on April 21, 2012 @ 12:00 am

First time with this drug. Used in combination with carbo & test drug. Standard side effects but not bad. Better than expected tumor reduction after first scan.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in everydayhealth.com on April 5, 2009 @ 12:00 am

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in fdb.rxlist.com on February 28, 2009 @ 12:00 am

Worked when Doxil failed. It halted the progression of my grandmother's platinum resistant disease.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Renal failure, Thrombotic microangiopathy

Posted By Anonymous in everydayhealth.com on December 18, 2008 @ 12:00 am

as a result, i have had a kidney failure. The gemcitabine caused me to get a rare desease called ttp and tma (thrombotic microangiopathy. I had to be hospitalize for one month with dyalisis and plasma...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Renal failure, Thrombotic microangiopathy

Posted By Anonymous in everydayhealth.com on December 18, 2008 @ 12:00 am

as a result, i have had a kidney failure. The gemcitabine caused me to get a rare desease called ttp and tma (thrombotic microangiopathy. I had to be hospitalize for one month with dyalisis and plasma...


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.