What is the brand name for gemcitabine?
Gemcitabine, with brand names including Gemzar, is a chemotherapy medication. It treats cancers including testicular cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, and bladder cancer.
What is gemcitabine approved for?
Gemcitabine hydrochloride is approved to be used alone or with other drugs to treat: Breast cancer that cannot be treated with or that did not respond to chemotherapy that included an anthracycline drug.
Is Gemzar generic?
Generic Name: gemcitabine It is a chemotherapy drug that works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.
What cancer does gemcitabine treat?
Gemcitabine injection is also used to treat pancreas cancer that has advanced or spread to the other parts of the body in patients who have been previously treated with fluorouracil. Gemcitabine interferes with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed.
What type of chemo drug is gemcitabine?
Gemcitabine is in a class of medications called antimetabolites. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells in your body.
Is Gemzar discontinued?
Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome Permanently discontinue Gemzar if PRES develops during therapy.
What is the price of gemcitabine?
The typical retail price of Gemcitabine Hcl is $373.99 per 52.6, 52.6ML of 2GM/52.6ML Solution, but you can pay just $16.07 when you use a SingleCare prescription drug discount card to use the Gemcitabine Hcl coupon.
Who manufactures gemcitabine?
Gemcitabine is a DNA synthesis inhibitor and a deoxycytidine analogue with anti-metabolite action been developed by Eli Lilly for the treatment of cancer.
How long can you stay on Gemzar?
You usually have gemcitabine as a course of several cycles of treatment. This means that you have the drug and then a rest to allow your body to recover. Usually a cycle of gemcitabine is over 3 to 4 weeks (21 to 28 days). You usually have gemcitabine once a week for 2 or 3 weeks and then a week with no treatment.
How do you give gemcitabine?
How should this medicine be used? Gemcitabine comes as a powder to be mixed with liquid to be injected over 30 minutes intravenously (into a vein) by a doctor or nurse in a medical facility. When gemcitabine is used to treat ovarian or breast cancer, it is usually given on certain days every 3 weeks.