February 16, 2019

FDA Expands Alimta Label With Keytruda for Front Line Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

By Jennifer Barrett, Associate Editor
Published Online: Monday, Feb 04, 2019

Safety was evaluated in 405 patients who received pemetrexed in combination with pembrolizumab and platinum chemotherapy and 202 patients who received placebo, pemetrexed, and platinum chemotherapy. Adverse reactions occurring in ³20% of patients receiving pemetrexed in combination with pembrolizumab and platinum chemotherapy were nausea (56%), fatigue (56%), constipation (35%), diarrhea (31%), decreased appetite (28%), rash (25%), vomiting (24%), cough (21%), dyspnea (21%), and pyrexia (20%).

Reference

FDA Expands Lilly’s Alimta (pemetrexed) Label with Combination of Keytruda (pembrolizumab) and Platinum Chemotherapy for the First-Line Treatmnt of Metastatic Nonsquamous Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer [news release]. Eli Lilly. https://investor.lilly.com/news-releases/news-release-details/fda-expands-lillys-alimtar-pemetrexed-label-combination. Accessed January 31, 2019.

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