What Are The Uses Of Gemcitabine?
The drug is used in chemotherapy to treat a number of cancers like pancreatic, ovarian, breast and bladder cancer. It helps in stopping or slowing down the cancerous cell growth by blocking new DNA creation process.
What Are The Side Effects Of Gemcitabine?
Vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, hair loss, fever, kidney and liver problems are common besides bone marrow suppression.
What Are The Contraindications Of Gemcitabine?
Pregnant women should not use this as it is likely to affect the unborn child. People with heart, kidney, liver problem history and people with bone marrow problems should inform doctor in advance.