Alecensa Drug Information
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Alectinib is used to treat a certain type of lung cancer. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells. Alectinib belongs to a class of drugs known as tyrosine kinase inhibitors.
How to Use Alecensa
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking alectinib and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take Alecensa by mouth with food as directed by your doctor, usually twice daily. Swallow the capsules whole. Do not open or dissolve the contents of the capsules. If you vomit after taking a dose, do not take an extra dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. The Dosage of Alecensa is based on your medical condition, side effects, lab test results, and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or take Alecensa more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of serious side effects will increase. Use Alecensa regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.
Before taking alectinib, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies. Alecensa may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Alecensa, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,liver disease, slow heartbeat, kidney disease. Alecensa may make you dizzy or cause vision changes. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness or clear vision until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). Alecensa may make you more sensitive to the sun. Limit your time in the sun. Avoid tanning booths and sunlamps during treatment and for at least 1 week after stopping Alecensa. Use sunscreen and wear protective clothing when outdoors. Tell your doctor right away if you get sunburned or have skin blisters/redness. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Alecensa is not recommended for use during pregnancy. It may harm an unborn baby. It is important to prevent pregnancy while taking Alecensa. Consult your doctor for more details and to discuss the use of reliable forms of birth control (such as condoms, birth control pills) while taking Alecensa. Female patients should use reliable forms of birth control during treatment and for at least 1 week after stopping Alecensa. Male patients and their female partners should use reliable forms of birth control during treatment and for 3 months after stopping Alecensa. If you or your partner become pregnant or may be pregnant, tell your doctor right away. It is unknown if Alecensa passes into breast milk. Because of the possible risk to the infant, breast-feeding is not recommended while using Alecensa and for 1 week after stopping Alecensa. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose of Alecensa, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
Alecensa Side Effects
What are Alecensa side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Alecensa may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Alecensa as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Alecensa
The side effects of Alecensa may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Alecensa. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Alecensa may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Alecensa, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Alecensa.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Alecensa, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Alecensa and the side effects associated with Alecensa are described in the following:
Common Alecensa Side Effects
- increased creatine kinase level
- musculoskeletal pain
Less Frequent Alecensa Side Effects
- abnormal hepatic function tests
- skin rash
- headache disorder
- back pain
- weight gain
- visual changes
Rare or Very Rare Alecensa Side Effects
- interstitial lung disease
- interstitial pneumonitis
- pulmonary thromboembolism
- intestinal perforation
- kidney disease with reduction in GFR
- skin photosensitivity
Store Alecensa below 86 degrees F (30 degrees C) in the original container to protect from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Alecensa when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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