In hospitals in US, generally they will pre-medicate you with ondansetron and/or dexamethasone intravenously ( IVPB )over 30 min to decrease the side effects like nausea/vomiting of the GEMOX treatment. They will start gemcitabine- a 30 min IV infusion.(on day 1),followed by oxaliplatin-a 2hour IV infusion.(on day 2),every 2 weeks.
If you are on GEMOX-3 protocol,then you will receive Gemzar on days 1,8,15 and the other on day 1 and 15,repeated every 28 days.
If you are interested,the objective response rate(that is complete response + partial response) to GEMOX protocol are 36%,22% (Ann Oncol.2004);26%(Br J Cancer.2006);41% (Oncology 2007) and 15%(Br.J cancer.2008).
Major side effects listed from the above studies are grade3-4 thrombocytopenia (9-23%);anemia(10%);peripheral neuropathy(7-19%);nausea/vomiting are common.
I hope the info. helps.
Please know that my personal opinion is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. If provided, information are for educational purposes.Consult doctor is a MUST for changing of treatment plans.