Alectinib Oral Capsule 150 mg
For treating cancer.
Swallow the medicine without crushing or chewing it.
Keep the medicine in its original container.
Take the medicine with food.
It is very important that you take the medicine at about the same time every day. It will work best if you do this.
Store at room temperature in a dry place. Do not keep in the bathroom.
Keep the medicine away from heat and light.
If you vomit after taking a dose, do not take an extra dose. Take your next dose at the usual time.
This medicine may cause you to become more sensitive to the sun. Use sunscreen or wear protective clothing when you are exposed to the sun.
It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.
If you forget to use a dose on time, just wait. Use the next dose at the usual time. Do not use 2 doses of this medicine at one time.
Please tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the medicines you take. Include both prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Also tell them about any vitamins, herbal medicines, or anything else you take for your health.
Use effective birth control to avoid pregnancy.
It is very important that you follow your doctor's instructions for all blood tests.
It is very important that you keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.
Do not take the medicine more than twice during 24 hours.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine. Symptoms of an allergic reaction can include trouble breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness.
This medicine is associated with a rare but very serious medical condition. Please speak with your doctor about symptoms you should look out for while on this medicine. Notify your doctor immediately if you develop those symptoms.
Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.
This medicine may cause damage to your muscles. Please call your doctor immediately if you notice any unusual pain or weakness in your muscles.
This medicine is associated with a rare, but serious problem of the liver. Speak to your doctor about the early signs of liver problems and the benefits and risks of using this medicine.
Do not use the medication any more than instructed.
Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.
Please check with your doctor before drinking alcohol while on this medicine.
Contact your doctor if you notice a change in the amount or darkening of your urine.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Do not breastfeed while on this medicine. You may safely start breastfeeding 1 week after stopping treatment.
This medicine can cause birth defects. Speak with your doctor about birth control methods that should be used while on this medicine.
This medicine can hurt a new baby in the womb. If you become pregnant while on this medicine, tell your doctor immediately. Your doctor may switch you to a different medicine.
Women must use reliable forms of birth control while taking this medicine and for 1 week after stopping to prevent pregnancy.
Men should continue using birth control for at least 3 months after finishing this medicine.
Ask your pharmacist if this medicine can interact with any of your other medicines. Be sure to tell them about all the medicines you take.
Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.
Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- blurry vision
- swelling of the legs, feet, and hands
- lack of energy and tiredness
- increased risk of sunburn
- weight gain
Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:
- bleeding that is severe or takes longer to stop
- chest pain
- cough that does not go away
- coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds
- slow heartbeat
- symptoms of liver damage (such as yellowing of skin or eyes, dark urine, unusual tiredness or weakness; severe stomach or back pain)
- muscle pain
- muscle weakness
- shortness of breath
- blood in stool
- dark, tarry stool
- urinating less often
- dark urine
A few people may have an allergic reactions to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
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