Alimta ® (pemetrexed for injection)

100 mg and 500 mg vials

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ALIMTA® (pemetrexed): Storage of Unreconstituted Vials

Unopened vials of Alimta® (pemetrexed) should be stored at 25°C (77°F).

Excursions are permitted between 15ºC and 30ºC (59ºF and 86ºF) (see United States Pharmacopeia [USP] Controlled Room Temperature) (Alimta Package Insert, 2017). The USP defines controlled room temperature as “a temperature maintained thermostatically that encompasses the usual and customary working environment of 20ºC to 25ºC (68ºF to 77ºF); that results in a mean kinetic temperature calculated to be not more than 25ºC (77ºF); and that allows for excursions between 15ºC and 30ºC (59ºF and 86ºF) that are experienced in pharmacies, hospitals, and warehouses” (USP, 2017).

Pemetrexed is not light sensitive (Data on file).

Enclosed Prescribing Information

ALIMTA® (pemetrexed for injection), for intravenous use, Lilly

The published reference below is available by contacting 1-800-LillyRx (1-800-545-5979).


Alimta [package insert]. Indianapolis, IN: Eli Lilly and Company; 2017.

Data on file, Eli Lilly and Company and/or one of its subsidiaries.

United States Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention. The United States pharmacopeia. The national formulary. USP 40th rev., NF 35th ed. Rockville (MD): The Convention; 2017.

Date of Last Review: October 18, 2017

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