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Gemcite 1gm Injection

Gemcite 1gm Injection

Prescription drug
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Composition

GEMCITABINE-1GM

Manufacturer/Marketer

Eli Lilly And Company India Pvt Ltd

Consume Type

PARENTERAL

Return Policy

Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

About Gemcite 1gm Injection

Gemcite 1gm Injection belongs to the group of anti-cancer drugs called cytotoxics used alone or in combination with other anti-cancer drugs to treat various types of cancers like breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, bladder cancer, and ovarian cancer. Cancer is the uninhibited and uncontrolled growth of cells in the body.

Gemcite 1gm Injection contains Gemcitabine which works by interfering with the synthesis of DNA, thereby causing cell death and arresting the uncontrolled production of new cells. Thus, Gemcite 1gm Injection is very effective in controlling cancer cells from multiplying and is used in the treatment of various types of cancers. 

A healthcare professional will administer Gemcite 1gm Injection. Do not self-administer. Gemcite 1gm Injection may cause certain common side effects such as nausea, hair loss, skin rash, vomiting, and oedema. Most of these side effects do not require medical attention and will resolve gradually over time. However, you are advised to talk to your doctor if these side effects persist. 

It is advisable to inform the doctor if you are allergic to any of the components. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant, or breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor if you are planning to father a child before taking Gemcite 1gm Injection; your doctor may advise you regarding sperm storage. Avoid taking alcohol with Gemcite 1gm Injection.

Uses of Gemcite 1gm Injection

Treatment of Breast Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Non-small-cell Lung Cancer, Bladder Cancer, and Ovarian Cancer

Medicinal Benefits

Gemcite 1gm Injection is an anti-cancer drug used in the treatment of various types of cancers. Gemcite 1gm Injection is used either independently or in conjunction with other chemotherapy medications to treat breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, bladder cancer, and ovarian cancer. Gemcite 1gm Injection works by interfering with DNA synthesis. It blocks the production of new DNA, by locking itself into the DNA strands and inhibiting any further proliferation or growth of the cell. Hence, Gemcite 1gm Injection has widespread application in the field of oncology (cancer-related medicine) and chemotherapy.

Directions for Use

A healthcare professional will administer Gemcite 1gm Injection. Do not self-administer.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Gemcite 1gm Injection

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Hair loss
  • Flu-like symptoms such as high temperature, chills
  • Swelling of ankles, fingers, toes, feet
  • Low blood levels (anaemia)
  • Shortness of breath

Drug Warnings

Gemcite 1gm Injection should not be used in case of any known allergy to any of the components. Gemcite 1gm Injection should be used with caution in case of high risk or previous history of heart disease, vascular disease, liver problems, kidney disease or alcoholism. Keep your doctor informed if you suffer from any shortness of breath, kidney problems, hypertension diabetes or epilepsy. Avoid Gemcite 1gm Injection during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Offer a detailed medical history, vaccination history, and inform the doctor especially if you are on any radiotherapy.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interactions: Gemcite 1gm Injection may interact with analgesic (acetaminophen, aceclofenac), diuretic (acetazolamide), antiviral/anti-HIV drug (abacavir), anti-rheumatoid drug (abatacept), or any anticoagulants (acenocoumarol). 

Drug-Food Interactions: Gemcite 1gm Injection may interact with ethanol.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Gemcite 1gm Injection should be used with caution in patients with a known hypersensitivity disorder, epilepsy, kidney disease, liver disease, lung or breathing disorders and insomnia.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • ACETAMINOPHEN
  • ACECLOFENAC
  • ACETAZOLAMIDE
  • ABACAVIR
  • ABATACEPT
  • ACENOCOUMAROL

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Cancer can take a toll on anyone. Make sure you regularly see a therapist and take care of your mental health.
  • Meditation and yoga have also proven very effective in helping cancer patients maintain a healthy attitude and body.
  • Eat more lean meats, healthy fats, fruits, vegetables and whole-grain foods to give you more energy. 
  • Avoid taking Gemcite 1gm Injection with alcohol as there may be an interaction.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, as dehydration is often seen in cancers.
  • Taking a stroll in the garden or spending 30 minutes of your time doing some light physical activity can be very useful. However, do not over-exert yourself if you feel too tired. 
  • Avoid tobacco use.

Special Advise

  • Discuss contraception with your doctor while taking Gemcite 1gm Injection.
  • Men are advised not to father a child during and up to 6 months of treatment with Gemcite 1gm Injection. In case of any concerns, please discuss them with your treating doctor. 
  • You may want to consider sperm storage before starting Gemcite 1gm Injection. Seek counsel on the same from a qualified healthcare individual and/or sperm bank. 
  • In case of any flu-like symptoms such as fever or chills, please consult your doctor before taking any antipyretic medications or paracetamol. 

Disease/Condition Glossary

Cancer: Cancer is a disorder in which some of the cells of the body grow at an abnormal rate and spread to other parts of the body they are not originally meant to be in. Cancer is acknowledged as a genetic disease. It is most probably inherited from either parent or a blood relative. Extreme weight loss, loss of appetite, extreme lethargy, anaemia (low blood levels) and giddiness are some of the common symptoms of cancer.

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Alcohol

Unsafe

It is not recommended to use alcohol with Gemcite 1gm Injection as it might lead to increased drowsiness.

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Pregnancy

Unsafe

Gemcite 1gm Injection should be avoided during pregnancy. Please consult your doctor if you have any concerns.

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Breast Feeding

Unsafe

Gemcite 1gm Injection is not recommended during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor in case of any concerns.

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Driving

Caution

Gemcite 1gm Injection may cause drowsiness and sleepiness, which may affect your ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any side effects after using Gemcite 1gm Injection.

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Liver

Caution

Exercise caution before using Gemcite 1gm Injection in case of established liver disease. Please consult your doctor to address any concerns.

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Kidney

Caution

Exercise caution before using Gemcite 1gm Injection in case of established kidney disease. Please consult your doctor to address any concerns.

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Children

Unsafe

Gemcite 1gm Injection is not recommended for use in children under 18 years of age. Please consult your doctor in case of any concerns.

Country of origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

Plot# 92, Sector 32, Institutional Area, Gurgaon-122001, HARYANA, INDIA
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FAQs

Gemcite 1gm Injection works blocking DNA synthesis and causing cell death, thereby preventing the cells from proliferating beyond normal.
Men taking Gemcite 1gm Injection are advised not to father a child during the treatment with Gemcite 1gm Injection and for 6months after the treatment. Consult your doctor before starting Gemcite 1gm Injection if you are planning to father a child. Your doctor may advise you regarding sperm storage.
If you suffer from CKD, please consult with your doctor before using Gemcite 1gm Injection and discuss any concerns with them. Gemcite 1gm Injection is to be used with caution in those suffering from kidney and liver problems.
Gemcite 1gm Injection might cause low white blood cell count leading to increased risk of infections. Consult your doctor if you have a fever, sweating, and any signs of infections.
Gemcite 1gm Injection may cause bleeding and bruising due to less platelet count. Consult a doctor if you notice unexpected bruising, pinkish or reddish urine, bleeding from gums, mouth, or nose.

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