How Brigatinib works?
Brigatinib is an anticancer drug that is used to treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that has progressed to other regions of the body. Brigatinib belongs to the kinase inhibitor class of drugs. It works by preventing cancer cells from multiplying by stopping the action of an aberrant protein. This slows or stops cancer cells from spreading.
Common side effects of Brigatinib
nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, tiredness, rash, headache, numbness, pain, tingling, or burning feeling in the feet or hands
back or joint pain, loss of appetite, difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
How should I take Brigatinib ?
You should take Brigatinib exactly as directed by your doctor. It should be started by doctors who have experience in administering cancer medicines. Take it once a day with or without food. Do not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit during your treatment with Brigatinib, as the chances of side effects may be more.
What should I do if I forget a dose?
If you miss a dose of Brigatinib by less than 12 hours, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it and then take the next dose at the scheduled time. However, if you miss a dose by more than 12 hours, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
In case of emergency/overdose
In case of overdose, call the poison control helpline. If the victim has collapsed, had a seizure, has trouble breathing, or can't be awakened, immediately call a doctor.