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Effects of GemcitabineOne previous study looked at using gemcitabine to treat ovarian cancer. Gemcitabine combined with carboplatin (Paraplatin®) was compared with just carboplatin alone for treating women with ovarian cancer who had relapsed at least six months after previous chemotherapy treatment. This study found that adding gemcitabine increased the time these women survived without their cancer becoming worse (from 5.8 months with just carboplatin up to 8.6 months when gemcitabine was added).
When and How to Take ItSome general considerations for when and how to take gemcitabine include the following:
- The medication is administered intravenously (through an IV).
- Most people receive their injections at a healthcare provider's office, a hospital, or an infusion center.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Gemcitabine will not work as well if you stop taking it before your healthcare provider recommends.