Medication Safety Issues
Gemcitabine may be confused with gemtuzumab
Gemzar may be confused with Zinecard
This medication is in a class the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) includes among its list of drug classes which have a heightened risk of causing significant patient harm when used in error.
Multiple concentrations: Gemcitabine is available in multiple formulations and concentrations; verify product and concentration prior to admixture to assure appropriate dose preparation.