Pemnat contains pemetrexed and belongs to a class of
medications called antifolate antineoplastic agents.
pemnat may also be used for the treatment of
non-small cell lung cancer (nslc). pemnat is used with cisplatin for the
treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (a type of cancer that affects
the inside lining of the chest cavity) who cannot be treated with surgery.
Mechanism of action
pemnat interferes with the growth of cancer cells
and slows their growth and spread in the body.
pemnat is available as 100mg, 500mg single dose
Symptoms of overdose associated with pemnat may
include rash, flu symptoms, sores and/or redness in the mouth or throat or
on the lips, unusual bleeding or bruising
Precautions & Warnings
pemnat should not be taken without consulting your
doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease, bone marrow suppression, a
weak immune system, excess fluid in the space around your lung, liver, or
other internal organs, including pleural effusion (fluid around the lungs)
or ascites (fluid around the liver).you will have to take folic acid and
vitamin b-12 during your treatment with pemnat to protect your stomach,
blood cells, and bone marrow from the side effects of pemnat. You will need
to start taking them a week before receiving your first pemnat infusion, and
will keep taking them for 3 weeks after your treatment ends.
Do not take pemnat without consulting your doctor if you are pregnant.
Discuss with your doctor the appropriate use of birth control during
treatment with pemnat. It is not known whether pemnat passes into breast
milk. Do not take pemnat without first talking to your doctor if you are
breast feeding a baby.
Note: Pemnat-Pemetrexed is a prescription drug
and should be used under proper medical guidance and advice.
Do not share the medicine with others, since they may be suffering from a
problem that is not effectively treated by this drug.