Alimta, also known by the generic name “Pemetrexed,” has been one of the most exciting developments in treatment of mesothelioma in recent years. It is the first and only medicine sanctioned by the FDA specifically to treat mesothelioma.
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What’s the problem?
Alimta is a new drug that has been used to help stop the rapid growth of mesothelioma cancerous cells within a patient’s body. Alimta hit the market in 2004, and since then it has been helping cancer patients that have mesothelioma improve and to stop the spread of this deadly disease. It has been shown to successfully help patients live longer and happier lives just by taking Alimta.
Alimta Side Effects
Expect to experience all or some of the side effects listed below. Some will be mild to moderate while others may be severe, but thanks to new drugs and other therapies, chemo side effects have indeed become more manageable.
- Blood and bone marrow problems
- Skin rash
- Sores in the mouth
Alimta is most generally administered along with Cisplatin, a chemotherapy drug. Together, these two drugs have been known to extend the life of asbestos cancer patients by several months, and are beneficial in controlling mesothelioma symptoms, such as discomfort and breathing difficulties. As with any mesothelioma treatment method, your doctor must determine whether or not you are a good candidate for Alimta treatment.
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