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Dosing Information

The dose of Alimta your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a few factors, including:
  • Your body surface area, which is calculated using your height and weight
  • How you respond to this medication, especially if you develop any serious side effects.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Alimta Dosage for more information.)

Side Effects of Alimta

Just like any medicine, Alimta may cause side effects. As with most chemotherapy medications, side effects of this medication can be significant. In many cases, your healthcare provider may recommend strategies or medications to help prevent or treat these side effects.
Some of the most common side effects seen with Alimta include but are not limited to:
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite.
(Click Alimta Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Drug Interactions

Alimta can potentially interact with a number of other medications (see Alimta Drug Interactions).
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