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cause of gemcitabine allergy

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Allergy: Allergy reaction of Gemcitabine, is >10% rash , 30% hair loss ,usually minimal (15%) nausea and vomiting.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
No not a known side: Neither of these two drugs are known to cause neuropathy(nerve damage).
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Binu Nair
Dr. Binu Nair answered
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Rare: It is not common, but if does it should resolve in few days after chemo i believe.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Very much so: Gemcitabine is a chemotherapeutic agent that kills cancer cells undergoing DNA synthesis. It appears to act through inhibition of DNA polymerase. It ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Gemzar (gemcitabine): "Gemcitabine is contraindicated in those patients with a known hypersensitivity to the drug." See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm? ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Gemzar (gemcitabine): Gemzar (gemcitabine) = Gemcitabine Hcl
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Gem for taxotere (docetaxel): Short answer is no. It cannot be substituted. Now depending upon the underlying cancer whether lung, breast, pancreatic or any other primary solid tum ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Gemzar (gemcitabine): Is a chemotherapy (anti-cancer) drug. Can cause bleeding, constipation, diarrhea, drowsiness, headache, loss of appetite, flu-like symptoms, hair loss ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
See below: This combination of chemotherapy can lead to fatigue, nausea and vomiting, low blood counts, neuropathy. It is most commonly administered for lung can ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Gemzar (gemcitabine): See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/gemcitabine-side-effects.html

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