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Myelosuppression, paresthesias, and severe rash were the principal toxicities seen when a single dose as high as 5700 mg/m² was administered by intravenous infusion over 30 minutes every 2 weeks to several patients in a dose-escalation study.
Gemzar is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to gemcitabine.
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