Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Alimta

Descriptions


Pemetrexed injection is used alone or together with other medicines (eg, carboplatin, cisplatin, pembrolizumab) to treat non-squamous, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that has spread, or has not progressed after a previous platinum-based cancer treatment, or that has come back. It is also used together with cisplatin to treat malignant pleural mesothelioma (cancer that affects the inside lining of the lungs and chest wall) that cannot be removed by surgery. Pemetrexed belongs to the group of medicines called antineoplastics.

This medicine is given only by or under the direct supervision of your doctor.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Powder for Solution