Gemzar Chemotherapy

Healthcare providers prescribe Gemzar® (gemcitabine) for the following types of cancer:
 
Gemzar is approved for use in adults only, and it works by preventing the growth and multiplication of cells -- both healthy and cancerous. The medication is given intravenously (through an IV). As with other chemotherapy drugs, side effects are not uncommon with Gemzar. In clinical studies, commonly reported reactions to this medication included:
 
  • Increased liver enzymes, which can be a sign of liver damage
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Anemia.
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(To learn more about this type of chemotherapy and how it is used, click Gemzar.)
 

Gemzar Chemotherapy

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