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Side effect(s) of Gemcitabine

Read the side effects of Gemcitabine as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Most Common- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, pain/redness at the injection site and flu-like symptoms (muscle pain, fever, headache, chills and fatigue).

Blood- Anemia, decrease in white blood cells and bruising.

Liver- Change in the level of liver enzymes.

Genitourinary- Blood, urea, nitrogen (BUN) and protein in urine.

Skin- Rash and hair loss.

Central Nervous System- Drowsiness and tingling.

Respiratory- Difficulty in breathing.

Other Precautions : * The medication may result in decreased blood count level, monitor blood count regularly.
* It may cause kidney failure, monitor kidney function regularly.

Drug Name : Gemcitabine

Gemcitabine(Gemzar) generic is a nucleoside analog used in chemotherapy for treating certain types of cancer (like lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, ovarian cancer). The medication inhibits the progress of cancer cell growth in the body.
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