Gemzar vs Thalidomide

Gemzar
(Rx)
Thalidomide
(Rx)
Gemzar is a cancer medication.
Thalidomide is a cancer medication and an antibiotic.
Satisfaction Score
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2.9
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.1
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Cancer
2.2
Concern level
2.0
Helpfulness
for Cancer
3.3
Concern level
2.5
Approval Date
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May 15, 1996
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
32,963 Discussions
13,846 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
Gemzar is prescribed for Non Small Cell Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer and Lung Cancer and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
Thalidomide is prescribed for Multiple Myeloma and Leprosy and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Gem
Tiredness
10
Nausea
6
Hair Loss
4
Weakness
3
Neuropathy
2
Fever
2
Rash
2
Shortness of Breath
1
Constipation
1
Cough
1
Tha
Neuropathy
2
Tiredness
2
Nausea
2
Peripheral Neuropathy
1
Weakness
1
Insomnia
1
Blood Clots
1
Sickness
1
Diabetes
1
Numbness
1
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Gemzar
Gem
Thalidomide
Tha
Tiredness
Gem
Tha
10
2
Nausea
Gem
Tha
6
2
Hair Loss
Gem
Tha
4
0
Weakness
Gem
Tha
3
1
Neuropathy
Gem
Tha
2
2
Fever
Gem
Tha
2
0
Rash
Gem
Tha
2
0
Shortness of Breath
Gem
Tha
1
0
Constipation
Gem
Tha
1
0
Cough
Gem
Tha
1
0
Neuropathy
Tha
Gem
2
2
Tiredness
Tha
Gem
2
10
Nausea
Tha
Gem
2
6
Peripheral Neuropathy
Tha
Gem
1
0
Weakness
Tha
Gem
1
3
Insomnia
Tha
Gem
1
0
Blood Clots
Tha
Gem
1
0
Sickness
Tha
Gem
1
0
Diabetes
Tha
Gem
1
0
Numbness
Tha
Gem
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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D Category D
Before taking Gemzar during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
X Category X
Thalidomide is known to cause harm to fetus. Avoid during pregnancy.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Gemzar and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Thalidomide and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection
Pill
Dosages
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Solution: 1 gram, 200 mg
Capsule: 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Gemcitabine Hcl
Thalidomide
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Gemzar and Thalidomide: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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