Those With Mesothelioma: Have You Heard About Alimta?
The following is offered as an information source only, and should not be taken as an endorsement of this drug or any other.
Alimta is the brand name for Pemetrexed (pronounced pem-a-trex-ed), a chemotherapy drug that is prescribed as treatment for pleural mesothelioma, a serious form of lung cancer linked to exposure to asbestos. Alimta is usually prescribed along with Cisplatin, another chemotherapy drug.
Alimta is a colorless fluid and is given as a as a drip (infusion) either through a a fine tube (called a cannula) inserted into a vein or by a central line (which is inserted under the skin into a vein near the collarbone), or into a or into a PICC line (which is inserted into a vein in the crook of the arm).
More information about Alimta is available from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
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