- Ibandronate Sodium
- Imatinib Mesylate
- Leucovorin Calcium
What is Generic for Alimta used for?
Generic for Alimta (Pemetrexed) is a chemotherapy injection used to treat two types of lung cancers: non-small cell lung cancer and mesothelioma, a rare cancer associated with asbestos exposure. This cancer medication works by slowing the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Alimta?
The dosage of Generic for Alimta prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Alimta?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to receive Generic for Alimta injection in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, call your doctor as soon as possible.
What if you overdose on Generic for Alimta?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Alimta, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Alimta?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Alimta.
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Alimta, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Alimta can interact with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Alimta?
Like other medicines, Generic for Alimta can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Alimta are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Alimta cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Alimta develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Alimta can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, sore throat, fever, diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, and rash. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Generic for Alimta.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Alimta?
Is it possible for me to receive Generic for Alimta with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I receive Generic for Alimta?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Alimta?
How will Generic for Alimta work in my body?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Alimta drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Alimta is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.