Gemzar (generic: gemcitabine) is a prescription medication used to treat a variety of cancers including breast, ovarian, lung, and pancreatic cancers. Gemzar belongs to a group of drugs called nucleoside metabolic inhibitors. It works by killing cancer cells and preventing their growth.
This medication comes in an injectable form and is given through a vein (intravenously) by a healthcare provider.
Common side effects of Gemzar include nausea, flu-like symptoms, and fever.