what is alimta,
Alimta (pemetrexed) is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells. Alimta is used to treat lung cancer, stomach cancer, and other cancers. It is often used in combination with other medications for initial therapy for lung cancer, stomach cancer, or adrenal gland tumor.
alimta side effects,
Alimta is used to treat lung cancer and non-small cell lung cancer. Pemetrexed may cause side effects, such as: High blood pressure, Tooth problems, Constipation, Cardiovascular symptoms such as peripheral edema, Palpitations, Chest pain or heaviness, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing – these can occur with a single dose or after prolonged use
how does alimta work,
Pemetrexed works by blocking the action of a protein called ERBB2. This protein helps the growth of cancer cells and is found in various types of cancer, including those that affect the lung, pancreas and bladder. By preventing cell growth and stopping cancer cells from spreading throughout the body, Pemetrexed can help extend your life or make it easier to live with your disease.
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