Alimta is used as a treatment for:

  • malignant pleural mesothelioma, a type of cancer that affects the inside lining of the chest cavity. Alimta is given with cisplatin, another anti-cancer medicine (chemotherapy).

  • non-small cell lung cancer. Alimta is given alone after a patient has already tried prior chemotherapy.

Alimta has not been studied in children

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... PEMETREXED (Alimta®) is a type of chemotherapy that is used to treat certain kinds of cancer, including lung cancer, mesothelioma (a special type of lung cancer), head and neck cancer, pancreatic cancer, and bladder cancer, among others. Pemetrexed affects cells that are rapidly growing, such as cancer cells and cells in your mouth and stomach. Generic pemetrexed injection is not yet available. ...
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Pemetrexed Systematic (IUPAC) name 2-[4-[2-(4-amino-2-oxo-3,5,7-t ...
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... Alimta is used as a treatment for: malignant pleural mesothelioma, a type of cancer that affects the inside lining of the chest cavity. Alimta is given with cisplatin, another anti-cancer medicine (ch...
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  • Alimta Consumer Information
    ... Alimta is used as a treatment for: malignant pleural mesothelioma, a type of cancer that affects the inside lining of the chest cavity. Alimta is given with cisplatin, another anti-cancer medicine (ch...

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