What is Pemetrexed-carboplatin chemotherapy?

Category: Prescription Drugs


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Pemetrexed (Alimta) and carboplatin are used together as a chemotherapy treatment for non-small cell lung carcinomas. The cycle is given as a drip repeated every 21 days with a total of 4 to 6 cycles. Folic acid and dexamethasone area also given to prevent side effects during the cycle.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Non-small cell lung cancer 2 0
Adenocarcinoma (non-small cell lung cancer) 1 0
Burkitt's lymphoma 1 1
Hairy cell leukemia 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pemetrexed-carboplatin chemotherapy

Side effect Patients
Neuropathic pain in feet and legs 2
Bone pain in legs and ankles 1
Chemo brain 1
Hair loss 1
Hair thinning 1
Heart palpitations 1

Show all 8 reported side effects

Why patients stopped taking Pemetrexed-carboplatin chemotherapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
See all 2 patients who've stopped taking Pemetrexed-carboplatin chemotherapy


Currently taking Pemetrexed-carboplatin chemotherapy

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Pemetrexed-carboplatin chemotherapy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Pemetrexed-carboplatin chemotherapy.