User Reviews for Gemzar

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Breast Cancer, Metastatic 1 reviews 34 medications
   
7.0
Pancreatic Cancer 2 reviews 14 medications
   
6.5
Breast Cancer 0 reviews 54 medications
   
4.0
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer 0 reviews 22 medications Not rated - Be the first
Ovarian Cancer 0 reviews 25 medications Not rated - Be the first
Summary of Gemzar reviews 3 reviews 6.7

Reviews for Gemzar

Review by Echuck:

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7.0

For Breast Cancer, Metastatic: I get constipation every time I start a new cycle. I am nauseous when I take the medicine. I take ginger pills twice a day and drink ginger ale. This helps with nausea. My dosage has dropped 1500 units to 1000 units after 6 treatments.

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August 6, 2014 7:00 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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6.0

For Pancreatic Cancer: Even though I was told this was well tolerated, I was miserable with nausea and vomiting.

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November 1, 2012 10:34 PM

Review by NYwhipple (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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7.0

For Pancreatic Cancer: While my oncologist could not conclude that GEMZAR was effective in my case, I have survived late-stage metastatic pancreatic cancer for more than 6 years since beginning my first (of 2) treatment regimen. Absent any other explanation, I must consider the possibility that GEMZAR was instrumental in my survival. I've been told I have exceptional tolerance for GEMZAR, and I ultimately had 54 infusions over 2-and-a-half years, with a one-year gap. The side effects were minimal in my case (most frequent: flu-like symptoms, mild infections), and I was able to conduct relatively normal work & life routines, although I frequently had to battle a high level of fatigue.

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August 9, 2012 12:38 PM

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