Gemcitabine Gemzar

Gemcitabine Gemzar

This chemotherapy and cancer drugs article is about Gemcitabine (Gemzar) which is a general use drug used for breast, pancreatic, lung and bladder cancer. It is a white powder which is then made up into a colourless liquid, administered intravenously and most often used to treat non-small cell lung cancer.  It is generally quite well-tolerated and is considered a lower toxicity chemotherapy agent.

Side effects can include: anaemia and fatigue, a weakened immune system. You may get mouth ulcers, and a rash on your skin and it can temporarily affect the liver and kidneys.  

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