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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Alimta IV.

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Condition: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
6/25/2014 12:12:23 PM

Reviewer: bob, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

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Condition: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
7/5/2013 12:04:00 PM

Reviewer: 75 or over Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Started on Carboplatin and alimta in April, 2012. Now off Carbo, just on alimta. Doing well. No major side effects. Flushed cheeks, swollen ankles (take diuretic), watery eyes. No nausea. I drive to and from my appointments by myself. Dr. says I'm "in remission" for now. Continuing Altima every 3 weeks -- indefinitely. I am given a steroid before each alimta treatment. That& ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
5/11/2013 3:33:41 PM

Reviewer: jcb2121, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
second round of chemo for my husband. Has done well. He has had 27 treatments so far but now had to stop because of fluid retention of body and around lungs. Had to have both lungs tapped to drain fluid but body is still up. Not sure if treatments will resume or not. A little worried cause it has kept cancer quiet, now that he is off, the question is will it start to grow again. He was diagnosed a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
4/29/2013 12:36:00 PM

Reviewer: SANPAX, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
**Sighing**ALIMTA Is Ok I Guess I Have Had 3 CHEMO Treatments So Far. I Have NAUSEA But my Dr. Gave Me ZOFRAN Which Is Good; And I Also Eat Sliced LEMON Quarter SomeTimes. My Worst Side Effect was Constipation. But Now I Take Miralax Twice A Week. And Then Diarrhea Comes Sometime So I Take Immodium which Really Works. I Felt Tired,Weak And Fatigue After CHEMO.So Now my Dr. Gives Me Saline Chlroide ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
10/17/2012 8:51:27 PM

Reviewer: toosoon, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
if you start to lose feeling in your mid-section and legs stop alimta. it happened to my dad and after 3 treatment he died from it. ejoy what time you have cause you never know! take care.

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