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Alimta trade name for ‘PEMETREXED’ is used to treat certain types of cancer (e.g., lung cancer, mesothelioma)
It is a chemotherapy drug that is used alone or in combination with other medications to slow or stop cancer cell growth. Alimta is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth of cancer cells and slows their growth and spread in the body. Alimta is used to treat mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer associated with exposure to asbestos. Alimta is also used to treat non-small cell lung cancer that has already been treated with other cancer medications.
Alimta may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Important information about Alimta Before receiving Alimta, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have kidney or liver disease, bone marrow suppression, a weak immune system, or excess fluid in the space around your lung, liver, or other internal organs.