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Pemetrexed (as Disodium) 100mg lyophilized Powder for Concentrate for Solution for IV infusion
Monotherapy in NSCLC 500 mg/m2 as IV infusion over 10 min on the 1sy days of each 21-day cycle. 500 mg/m2 IV infusion over 10 min on the 1st day of each 21-day cycle + cisplatin 75 mg/m2 infused approx 30 min after completion of Pemetrexed infusion on the 1st day of each 21-day cycle. Premedication regimen: Oral dexamethasone 4 mg bid prior to, on the day of, & the day after Pemetrexed administration to reduce incidence & severity of skin reactions. Vit supplementation: Oral folic acid or multivit containing folic acid 350-1,000 mcg daily to reduce toxicity.
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Unresectable malignant pleural mesothelioma. 1st-line/monotherapy treatment in locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) other than predominantly squamous cell histology.