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Your healthcare provider will base your Gemzar dosage on several factors, including the type of cancer you have, other existing medical conditions you may have, other medications you are taking, and your height and weight. Because Gemzar is administered intravenously (through an IV), you will most likely receive your Gemzar dose at your healthcare provider's office, an "infusion center," or a hospital.

An Introduction to Gemzar Dosage

The dose of Gemzar® (gemcitabine) that your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The type of cancer being treated
  • Your height and weight
  • Other medications you may be taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As always, do not adjust your Gemzar dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
Gemzar Dosage for Cancer
Your healthcare provider will base your Gemzar dose on your body surface area (which is calculated using your height and weight). Your Gemzar dose will vary depending on the type of cancer, the other chemotherapy medications you are taking, and whether you develop bothersome or dangerous Gemzar side effects.

General Gemzar Dosage Information

Some considerations for people taking Gemzar include:
  • Gemzar is given intravenously (by IV).
  • Most people receive their Gemzar injections at a healthcare provider's office, a hospital, or an "infusion center."
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Gemzar will not work as well if you stop taking it before your healthcare provider recommends.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or Gemzar dosing in general, talk with your healthcare provider, nurse, or pharmacist.
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