Pemgem 100mg Injection interferes with the growth of DNA and RNA of the cancer cells by substituting their building blocks. It prevents the cancer cells from growing and multiplying.
Pemgem 100mg Injection is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer, head and neck cancer, cervical cancer, Testicular cancer., breast cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), blood cancer, lung cancer, bone cancer and urinary bladder cancer.
Nausea, Vomiting, Pharyngitis, Loss of appetite, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Hair loss, Low blood platelets, Rash, Fatigue, Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Diarrhoea, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Neuropathy.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Is Pemgem a vesicant?
No. Pemgem is not a vesicant
Is Pemgem a chemotherapy/ cytotoxic?
Yes. Pemgem is chemotherapy and a cytotoxic drug
Is Pemgem safe?
Pemgem is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Does Pemgem cause hair loss?
Yes. Pemgem is a prescription chemotherapy medication and hair loss is one of the possible side effects.
Pemgem 100 mg Injection is given as an injection by a qualified medical professional. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it.
You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects.
It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to. click here : Pemgem 100
most common side effects
This medicine may reduce the number of blood cells (decrease red blood and white blood cells) in your blood, thereby, increasing the susceptibility to infections.
Regular blood tests are required to check your blood cells along with heart, liver and blood uric acid levels.
This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.
USES OF PEMGEM INJECTION
- Non-small cell lung cancer
- Malignant pleural mesothelioma
BENEFITS OF PEMGEM INJECTION
In Non-small cell lung cancer
Pemgem 100mg Injection helps treat non-small cell lung cancer and may be given alone or in combination with other medicines.
It is a potent and very toxic medicine and you should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. You should avoid drinking alcohol while having this treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
In Malignant pleural mesothelioma
It is a very aggressive form of lung cancer.
Pemgem 100mg Injection is used along with some other medicines to treat this cancer.
It kills the cancer cells, and prevents the further multiplication of cancer cells. This restricts the spread of cancer to other unaffected areas.
Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully and consult your doctor if you have any doubts.
SIDE EFFECTS OF PEMGEM INJECTION
Common side effects of Pemgem
- Sore throat
- Loss of appetite
- Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
- Hair loss
- Low blood platelets
- Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
- Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
HOW TO USE PEMGEM INJECTION
HOW PEMGEM INJECTION WORKS
However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Pemgem 100mg Injection may make you feel tired and this may affect your ability to drive.
Use of Pemgem 100mg Injection is not recommended in patients with moderate to severe kidney disease.