What is Spexib 150 mg Capsule ?
Spexib belongs to the group of medications called antineoplastics, or anti-cancer medications. Spexib, manufactured by Novartis, contains Ceritinib as active ingredient. This drug comes as a capsule that you take by mouth. It is a prescription medicine that should be used under proper medical guidance and advice. Do not share the medicine with others, since they may be suffering from a problem that is not effectively treated by this drug
When is Spexib 150 mg Capsule prescribed ?
Spexib (Ceritinib) capsules are used for the treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors are anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive
How Does Spexib (Ceritinib) Capsule Work ?
ALK belongs to a family of proteins called receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs), which are involved in the growth of cells and the development of new blood vessels that supply them. In patients with ALK positive NSCLC, an abnormal form of ALK is produced that stimulates the cancer cells to divide and grow in an uncontrolled manner. Ceritinib capsules works by blocking the activity of ALK, thereby reducing the growth and spread of the cancer.
What are the adverse effects of Spexib 150 mg Capsules ?
When you take Spexib cancer medicine, it’s important to be aware of changes in your body and how you feel. This medicine may cause side effects. Most side effects from Spexib are common, but a few can be serious. Each person’s reaction to treatment is different. Below is a list of possible side effects that may occur with medications containing Ceritinib :
Common Side Effects of Spexib Capsule : Vomiting ; Nausea ; Diarrhea ; Stomach-area pain ; Tiredness (fatigue) ; Decreased appetite ; Weight loss ; Intense Abdominal Pain etc./p>
Serious Side Effects of Spexib Capsule :Stomach and intestinal problems ; Liver problems ; Lung problems (pneumonitis) ; Heart problems ; High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) ; Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis) etc.
This list may not describe all possible side effects of Ceritinib 150 mg Capsule. If you notice any other side-effects, contact your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.
What are the safety measures of Spexib 150 mg ?
Before Taking Spexib lung-cancer medicine, it is important to understand all precautions or safety information associated
Follow the following prescription medicine precautions :
|Spexib may be harmful for your baby during pregnancy. Take proper medical help in case you are pregnant, may be pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the near future.
|This medicine is not indicated for use in women. It is not known if Spexib is excreted in human milk. Because of the potential for serious adverse reactions in nursing infants from Spexib a decision should be made to either discontinue nursing, or discontinue the drug taking into account the importance of the drug to the mother.
|Your health care professional can check blood tests to regularly monitor your liver and kidney function, while you are taking Spexib. It is also important to check your levels of blood cells and other substances in the blood.
|Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Spexib, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in Spexib medicine. This medication is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Spexib.
|If you take Spexib, you must stop drinking alcohol. This is one of the ways to prevent this disease from getting worse. If you are dependent on alcohol and want to stop drinking, your doctor can recommend a therapy that’s tailored for your needs.
|If you use other prescription drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of this cancer medicine may change. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that your pharmacist can help you prevent or manage drug interactions.
|Missing a dose of Spexib can upset your treatment plan. If you do miss one of your doses, take it as soon as you remember, unless it’s almost time to take your next dose. In this case, you should just skip the missed dose. Don’t take a double dose to “make up” for the one you missed. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
|Do not take Spexib the use by (expiry) date printed on the pack. Do not take it if the packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering. If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.
|During your treatment with Spexib , it is very important for your doctor to know about your medical history if you have Kidney problems, hepatitis, liver problems, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), triglycerides, diabetes or other health problems.
What are the storage instructions for Spexib ?
Patients must properly store the drug to retain its quality and efficacy. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner.
- Store intact vials at room temperature of 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F). Reconstituted solution and infusion solution are stable for 24 hours when refrigerated at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F).
- Make sure to always keep your medicine in an area of your home that is out of the reach of children and pets.
- Do not use Spexib if the liquid in the vial looks discolored or cloudy, or if the liquid has lumps, flakes, or particles.
- Do not freeze Spexib.
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The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and away from pets, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.