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Pemetrexed volume of distribution
Pemetrexed has a steady-state volume of distribution of 16.1 liters. In vitro studies indicate that pemetrexed is approximately 81% bound to plasma proteins.
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What is Pemetrexed
Pemetrexed (brand name Alimta) is a chemotherapy drug manufactured and marketed by Eli Lilly and Company. Its indications are the treatment of pleural mesothelioma as well as non-small cell lung cancer.
Pemetrexed mechanism of action
Pemetrexed is an antifolate containing the pyrrolopyrimidine-based nucleus that exerts its antineoplastic activity by disrupting folate-dependent metabolic processes essential for cell replication. In vitro studies have shown that pemetrexed inhibits thymidylate synthase (TS), dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR), and glycinamide ribonucleotide formyltransferase (GARFT), all folate-dependent enzymes involved in the de novo biosynthesis of thymidine and purine nucleotides. Pemetrexed is transported into cells by both the reduced folate carrier and membrane folate binding protein transport systems. Once in the cell, pemetrexed is converted to polyglutamate forms by the enzyme folylpolyglutamate synthetase. The polyglutamate forms are retained in cells and are inhibitors of TS and GARFT. Polyglutamation is a time- and concentration-dependent process that occurs in tumor cells and, to a lesser extent, in normal tissues. Polyglutamated metabolites have an increased intracellular half-life resulting in prolonged drug action in malignant cells.
Dosage forms of Pemetrexed
|Injection, powder, lyophilized, for solution||intravenous||100 mg/4mL|
|Injection, powder, lyophilized, for solution||intravenous||500 mg/20mL|
|Powder for solution||intravenous||100 mg|
Eli Lilly and Company
Humans and other mammals
Indication of Pemetrexed
Used in combination with cisplatin for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma in adults whose disease is unresectable or who otherwise are not candidates for potentially curative surgery. Also used as a monotherapy for the treatment of locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) after prior chemotherapy
Toxicity of Pemetrexed
The sporadic and unpredictable occurrence of haematological toxicities of pemetrexed leading to potentially life threatening complications during the early developmental phase, prompted urgent need to identify potential predictive factors for haematological toxicities from pemetrexed. There is a well established association between elevated plasma homocysteine concentration, which is indicative of impaired functional folate status, and increased risk of haematological toxicity from pemetrexed.
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