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What Are the Side Effects of Alimta?

Legally Reviewed by Joseph P. Williams on July 30, 2023

Alimta is a medication approved for treating mesothelioma, a challenging condition often linked to exposure to asbestos fibers. While it has shown promise in managing this aggressive cancer, Alimta carries the risk of side effects such as nausea, hair loss, and anemia. It is vital for patients undergoing treatment for mesothelioma to consider these risks and side effects before and during their Alimta treatment. 

After being diagnosed with mesothelioma, contacting a seasoned attorney as soon as possible is essential. At the Williams Law Firm, P.C., we understand a mesothelioma case is the most serious claim you could ever have, and we are ready to fight for you. Our renowned attorney, Joe Williams, has 30 years of experience helping those diagnosed with mesothelioma recover hundreds of millions of dollars in relief and has won every case. Attorney Williams provides clients with personalized services and can even meet you in your home to begin work on your case and help you pursue the maximum compensation available for your losses.

Common Side Effects of Alimta

Alimta is a medication used to treat mesothelioma and is administered via injection by a qualified healthcare professional. It is a form of chemotherapy that works by slowing or stopping the spread of cancer cells. Although Alimta has been an effective treatment for decelerating the spread of mesothelioma, some patients experience adverse side effects. A few side effects you may encounter while on Alimta include the following:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhea 
  • Mouth sores
  • Fatigue
  • Temporary hair loss

While these symptoms are uncomfortable, they are common for patients to experience when undergoing Alimta or any other chemotherapy treatment. Your doctor can prescribe additional medications to help manage these symptoms. 

Although rare, Alimta may result in more severe side effects. If you experience any of the following symptoms, contact your doctor as soon as possible:

  • Numbness and tingling
  • Swelling of your ankles, feet, or hands
  • A change in your amount of urine
  • Nausea or vomiting that does not stop
  • Abdominal pain
  • Yellowing eyes
  • Dark urine

To lower your risk of side effects, your doctor may recommend taking folic acid supplements and receiving B-12 injections as you undergo your treatment. 

How an Attorney Can Help You If You Have Been Diagnosed with Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a challenging diagnosis. While treatments like Alimta can effectively manage the disease, the cost of cancer care can be astronomical, and the drug may cause additional discomfort. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you deserve compensation for the full extent of the pain, suffering, and financial losses you have endured. At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., we can help you pursue justice for your damages in the following ways:

  • Conducting an extensive investigation into your case
  • Determining the best path forward for recovering compensation
  • Meeting with you in your home to work on your case
  • Negotiating with all parties on your behalf
  • Filing all paperwork correctly and on time
  • Fighting aggressively for your rights and interests before and during trial
  • Answering your legal questions and keeping you updated on your claim’s progress

We take a personalized approach to every case to ensure your unique needs are heard and addressed. 

Contact a Compassionate Mesothelioma Attorney at The Williams Law Firm, P.C.

The compassionate team at The Williams Law Firm, P.C., is ready to handle every aspect of your claim as we fight for your right to financial relief. We understand the severity of the challenges you face and will treat you with respect and care throughout every step of the legal process. We treat mesothelioma cases as our cause and will fight to hold those responsible for your losses fully accountable for the harm they have caused. 

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