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Gemcitabine 200 Mg is an anti-cancer ("antineoplastic" or "cytotoxic") chemotherapy drug. Gemcitabine is classified as an antimetabolite. (For more detail, see "How Gemcitabine Works" below).
What Gemcitabine Is Used For:
If a drug has been approved for one use, physicians sometimes elect to use this same drug for other problems if they believe it might be helpful
How Gemcitabine Is Given:
Gemcitabine is given by infusion through a vein (intravenously, by IV). There is no pill form of Gemcitabine. The amount of Gemcitabine you will receive depends on many factors, including your height and weight, your general health or other health problems, and the type of cancer you have. Your doctor will determine your exact dosage and schedule.
Side Effects of Gemcitabine:
The following side effects are common (occurring in more than 30%) for patients taking Gemcitabine: