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Gemcitabine, Gemzar, Infugem, Dacogen (gemcitabine) is a small molecule pharmaceutical. Gemcitabine was first approved as Gemcitabine on 1996-05-15. It is used to treat breast neoplasms, non-small-cell lung carcinoma, ovarian neoplasms, and pancreatic ductal carcinoma in the USA. It has been approved in Europe to treat myeloid leukemia. The pharmaceutical is active against ribonucleoside-diphosphate reductase subunit M2 and ribonucleoside-diphosphate reductase large subunit. Gemzar's patent is valid until 2033-07-01 (FDA).
Trade Name Dacogen
Common Name Gemcitabine
Indication breast neoplasms, myeloid leukemia, non-small-cell lung carcinoma, ovarian neoplasms, pancreatic ductal carcinoma
Drug Class Nucleoside antiviral or antineoplastic agents, cytarabine or azarabine derivatives
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