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What is Pemazyre used for?

This medication is used to treat certain types of cancer (such as bile duct cancer, myeloid/lymphoid neoplasms). Pemigatinib works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells. It belongs to a class of drugs known as kinase inhibitors.




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Pemazyre Frequently Asked Questions

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using pemigatinib and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor. For the treatment of myeloid/lymphoid neoplasms, this medication is usually taken once daily. For the treatment of bile duct cancer, this medication is usually taken in cycles of 21 days (once daily for 14 days, then stopping the medication for 7 days). Continue taking the medication this way as directed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablets whole. Do not crush, chew, split, or dissolve the tablets.

Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using this medication unless your doctor or pharmacist says you may do so safely. Grapefruit can increase the chance of side effects with this medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking. Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). If you have certain side effects, your doctor may adjust your dose or stop treatment for some time.

Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of serious side effects will increase.

If you vomit your dose of pemigatinib, do not take another dose. Take your next dose at your regular scheduled time. Do not take two doses at the same time.

Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day on the days that you are scheduled to take the medication.

Since this drug can be absorbed through the skin and lungs and may harm an unborn baby, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle this medication or breathe the dust from the tablets.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Pemazyre Dosage and Form Information

13.5 Mg
4.5 Mg
9 Mg