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( peh-meh-TREX-edd )
Other Name(s): Alimta®
Appearance: Colourless solution mixed into larger bags of fluids

Drug Formulary information is intended for use by healthcare professionals. It is not intended to be medical advice. Some of the information, including information about funding for cancer drugs, does not apply to all patients. Cancer treatment plans are unique to each patient. If you are a patient, please speak with your healthcare team to understand how this information applies to you.

Patient Info Sheet

Aug 2022

What it is used for

  • For treating certain cancers such as a type of lung cancer called non-small cell lung cancer and a type of cancer inside the lining of the chest cavity called mesothelioma.

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