Gemita 1.4Gm Injection


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Gemcitabine 1.4gm
By Fresenius Kabi India Pvt Ltd
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M.R.P.: Rs.9,387.76
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What is GEMITA 1.4gm Injection used for?

GEMITA 1.4gm Injection is an anti-cancer drug, which is often used in combination with other chemotherapeutic drugs. GEMITA 1.4gm Injection is indicated for individuals with the following conditions:

  • Ovarian cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Blood cancer
  • Bone cancer
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

GEMITA 1.4gm Injection may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does GEMITA 1.4gm Injection work?

GEMITA 1.4gm Injection belongs to the class of drugs called anti-metabolites. The drug acts by interfering or blocking the DNA replication in the tumour cell. Thus, GEMITA 1.4gm Injection prevents the proliferation and propagation of the cancer cells.

How to administer GEMITA 1.4gm Injection ?

The dosage and the drug form depends on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual.

GEMITA 1.4gm Injection is available in the form of an injection. Therefore, it should be administered only under medical supervision.

If you miss a dose of GEMITA 1.4gm Injection , please consult your doctor immediately.

What are the drugs that interact with GEMITA 1.4gm Injection ?

The drugs that interact with GEMITA 1.4gm Injection are:

  • Clozapine
  • Infliximab
  • Leflunomide
  • Lomitapide
  • Mipomersen
  • Natalizumab
  • Teriflunomide

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of GEMITA 1.4gm Injection ?

The following are the most common side effects of GEMITA 1.4gm Injection :

  • Anaemia
  • Blood in urine
  • Blurred vision
  • Decreased white blood cell count
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Fever
  • Hair loss
  • Headache
  • Increased sweating
  • Joint pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Numbness
  • Reduced platelet count
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Painful urination
  • Shortness of breath
  • Skin rash
  • Syncope
  • Vaginal bleeding

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while administering GEMITA 1.4gm Injection injection?

  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on GEMITA 1.4gm Injection
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if the GEMITA 1.4gm Injection causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Discontinuing the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Avoid GEMITA 1.4gm Injection during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Both men and women should avoid planning for a child while on GEMITA 1.4gm Injection medication or until six months after the therapy.

What should you tell your doctor before administering GEMITA 1.4gm Injection injection?

  • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to GEMITA 1.4gm Injection .
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Inform your doctor about the pre-existing heart problems or liver diseases.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently Asked Questions about GEMITA 1.4gm Injection

  1. How should GEMITA 1.4gm Injection be stored?
  2. GEMITA 1.4gm Injection is stored at controlled room temperature (20-25OC). Keep the medicine away from direct sunlight.

  3. Should I follow any dietary restrictions while on GEMITA 1.4gm Injection therapy?
  4. While using GEMITA 1.4gm Injection , you must prefer low-salt diet as it may cause hypernatremia (increased serum sodium levels).

  5. Can I have vaccination while on GEMITA 1.4gm Injection therapy?
  6. You must consult your doctor before taking any vaccination during the therapy.

  7. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking GEMITA 1.4gm Injection ?
  8. Continuous monitoring of complete blood count is necessary, because GEMITA 1.4gm Injection medication may alter the blood cell count.

  9. How long can I take GEMITA 1.4gm Injection ?
  10. GEMITA 1.4gm Injection should be used only for the prescribed period.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

Disclaimer:

The contents of this website are for informational purposes only and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Please seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Do not disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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