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Alimta ® (pemetrexed for injection)
Alimta® (pemetrexed): Infusion Via Central Line Versus Peripheral IV
Lilly does not have any information available regarding infusion of pemetrexed via a central line versus peripheral IV.
Pemetrexed must be administered as an IV infusion.1
Lilly has not studied central line vs peripheral IV administration of pemetrexed.2
Clinical circumstances may be present which prevent a patient from having peripheral IV access. In the case of central line access only, the treating physician should make an appropriate clinical decision considering the risk/benefit, given that there is no information available regarding administration of pemetrexed via a central line IV.2
IV = intravenous
Lilly = Eli Lilly and Company
Date of Last Review: September 04, 2020