Side Effects of Alimta®

Alimta® (pemetrexed for injection) is a chemotherapy drug that is used to treat malignant pleural mesothelioma. It is common for Alimta® to be used with another chemotherapy drug called cisplatin during these treatments. As with most chemotherapy treatments, patients usually experience side effects. Some side effects will be present throughout the treatment cycle and others tend to be more apparent during the days following the individual treatments.

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Alimta® Side Effects: What to Expect

Whether Alimta® is being used alone or in combination with other drugs, the following side effects are common in patients being treated for malignant pleural mesothelioma:

  • Low blood cell counts
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sores in the mouth or throat, or on the lips
  • Temporary rash

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Always consult with your doctor and/or oncologist before beginning any chemotherapy treatment regimen.

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