Gemcitabine is a cancer medication that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Gemcitabine is used to treat cancers of the pancreas, lung, ovary, and breast. Gemcitabine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Gemzar, generically named gemcitabine, belongs to a group of drugs known as antimetabolites. This medication is a cancer drug that interferes with the growth and the spread of cancer cells in the body of a patient. Gemzar is used to treat cancers of the pancreas, lung, breast and ovary. Gemzar works to stop the reproduction and growth of cancer cells.