Ibrutinib

Ibrutinib is used in the treatment of mantle-cell lymphoma and blood cancer (chronic lymphocytic leukemia).

How Ibrutinib works
Ibrutinib is a Bruton's tyrosine kinase inhibitor. It works by blocking the action of the abnormal protein that signals cancer cells to multiply. This helps to stop or slow the spread of cancer cells.
Common side effects of Ibrutinib
Headache, Joint pain, Fever, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Nausea, Constipation, Low blood platelets, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Upper respiratory tract infection
How should I take Ibrutinib ?
You should take Ibrutinib 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 Ibrutinib , as the chances of side effects may be more.
What should I do if I forget a dose?
If you miss a dose of Ibrutinib 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.

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    Ibrutinib is used to treat mantle cell lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma, Waldenström macroglobulinemia (WM), and marginal zone lymphoma in individuals with 17p deletion. It's also used to treat chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) when other treatments have failed. It inhibits the growth of cancer cells, causing them to be eliminated by the body. Ibrutinib is an anticancer drug.
    This medication can only be obtained with a doctor's prescription. Do not get any immunizations or vaccinations while taking ibrutinib without first consulting your doctor. Spend as little time as possible in the sun. Ibrutinib can make your skin photosensitive. Excessive sun exposure might result in a severe sunburn, rash, or worsened acne.

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    The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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