Gemcitabine

 
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Contraindications

Gemcitabine is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- an unusual or allergic reaction to gemcitabine, other chemotherapy, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- blood disorders;
- breast-feeding;
- infection;
- kidney disease;
- liver disease;
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
- recent or ongoing radiation therapy;
- if you are allergic to Gemcitabine;
- if you have any other allergies;
- if you have bone marrow problems (leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, anemia);
- if you have heart problems (irregular heartbeat, heart failure);
- if you have kidney problems;
- if you have liver problems;
- if you have radiation therapy;

Without a Prescription

Gemcitabine is a chemotherapy drug that works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.
Gemcitabine is a chemotherapy drug.
Gemcitabine is prescribed alone or with other treatments/medications to treat certain types of cancer (including breast, lung, ovarian, pancreatic).
Gemcitabine is prescribed to treat many types of cancer like breast cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, and ovarian cancer.

Interactions

Do not take Gemcitabine with any of the following drugs:
- acetaminophen;
- aspirin;
- ibuprofen;
- ketoprofen;
- medicines to increase blood counts like filgrastim, pegfilgrastim, sargramostim;
- naproxen;
- some other chemotherapy drugs like cisplatin;
- vaccines;

Side Effects

Gemcitabine side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;
- breathing problems;
- chest pain;
- constipation;
- diarrhea;
- hair loss;
- loss of appetite;
- low blood counts - this medicine may decrease the number of white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. you may be at increased risk for infections and bleeding;
- mouth sores;
- nausea and vomiting;
- pain, swelling, redness at site where injected;
- pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet;
- signs of decreased platelets or bleeding - bruising, pinpoint red spots on the skin, black, tarry stools, blood in the urine;
- signs of decreased red blood cells - unusually weak or tired, fainting spells, lightheadedness;
- signs of infection - fever or chills, cough, sore throat, pain or difficulty passing urine;
- stomach pain;
- stomach upset;
- swelling of ankles, feet, hands;
- unusual bleeding;
- change in amount of urine;
- chest pain;
- confusion;
- cough;
- dark urine;
- diarrhea;
- difficulty catching your breath;
- dizziness;
- easy bleeding/bruising;
- fainting;
- fast/irregular heartbeat;
- fever;
- flu-like symptoms;
- itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat);
- jaw/left arm pain;
- mouth sores;
- muscle aches;
- nausea;
- numbness/tingling of hands/feet;
- pain/redness at the injection site;
- rash;
- severe stomach/abdominal pain;
- shortness of breath;
- slurred speech;
- swelling of ankles/feet;
- trouble breathing;
- unusual tiredness;
- vision changes;
- vomiting;
- weakness on one side of the body;
- wheezing;
- yellowing of the eyes/skin;
Without Prescription (2017)