Alimta Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is pemetrexed (Alimta)?
- What are the possible side effects of pemetrexed (Alimta)?
- What is the most important information I should know about pemetrexed (Alimta)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving pemetrexed (Alimta)?
- How is pemetrexed given (Alimta)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Alimta)?
- What happens if I overdose (Alimta)?
- What should I avoid while receiving pemetrexed (Alimta)?
- What other drugs will affect pemetrexed (Alimta)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Alimta)?
Contact your doctor if you miss an appointment to have your pemetrexed injection.
What happens if I overdose (Alimta)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have received too much of this medicine.
Overdose may cause fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, mouth sores or white patches, and severe diarrhea.
What should I avoid while receiving pemetrexed (Alimta)?
Avoid being near people who have colds, the flu, or other contagious illnesses. Contact your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection.
What other drugs will affect pemetrexed (Alimta)?
Before receiving pemetrexed, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- probenecid (Benemid);
- an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), diclofenac (Voltaren), diflunisal (Dolobid), etodolac (Lodine), flurbiprofen (Ansaid), indomethacin (Indocin), ketoprofen (Orudis), ketorolac (Toradol), mefenamic acid (Ponstel), meloxicam (Mobic), nabumetone (Relafen), piroxicam (Feldene), and others.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with pemetrexed. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about pemetrexed.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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