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Pexotra 500Mg Injection

Manufacturer: Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Pemetrexed
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: December 14, 2018

Pexotra 500Mg Injection is a chemotherapy drug used for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer and pleural mesothelioma (tumour in the lining of the lung).

Pexotra 500Mg Injection when used alone, or with a combination of other drugs can cause a few side effects including low blood cell counts, mental fatigue and sleepiness, nausea and vomiting, diarrhoea, oral ulcers, loss of appetite, skin rash and constipation.

Before taking Pexotra 500Mg Injection, make sure you tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You are advised to not take products containing aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or vaccinations during your treatment. Also inform your doctor about your allergies and other medicines that you may be taking.

This medicine is given as an infusion into the vein. To reduce treatment related side effects, take folic acid and vitamin B12 supplements along with this medicine. The amount of this medicine that you will receive depends on your height and weight, your health problems, and the type of cancer or condition being treated. Your doctor will determine your dose and schedule.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Oncologist before using this medicine.

In addition to its intended effect, Pexotra 500Mg Injection may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Loss of appetite

Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)

Reduced blood platelets

Rash

Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)

Neuropathy.

Is It safe with alcohol?

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Temeran 500mg injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.

Does this affect kidney function?

Caution should be advised in patients with moderate to severe renal impairment.

Does this affect liver function?

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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Pexotra 500Mg Injection is a chemotherapy drug that acts as an antagonist in pyrimidine and purine synthesis. It does so by inhibiting the actions of the three enzymes thymidylate synthase (TS), dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR), and glycinamide ribonucleotide formyltransferase (GARFT)
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