What is Imbruvica?
Imbruvica 140mg is a cancer pill that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.
Imbruvica is used to treat mantle cell lymphoma, marginal zone lymphoma, Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and small lymphocytic lymphoma. This pill is also used to treat chronic graft-versus-host disease.
Imbruvica is usually given after other nursings have have not been effective.
Imbruvica was approved to treat mantle cell and marginal lymphomas by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on an “accelerated” basis. In clinical studies, some people responded to this pill, but further studies are needed.
How To Use Imbruvica Capsule
Take this pill in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it.
How Imbruvica Capsule Works
Imbruvica 140 mg pill 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 expanse of cancer cells.
Imbruvica 140mg Warning
To make sure Imbruvica is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- liver or kidney disease;
- an active infection;
- a bleeding or blood clotting disorder;
- a heart rhythm disorder;
- peril factors for heart disease (such as diabetes, smoking, being overweight, having high blood pressure or high cholesterol)
- surgery; or
- a condition for which you take a blood thinner (warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven).
Using Imbruvica may increase your peril of developing other types of cancer, such as skin cancer. Ask your doctor about your specific risk.
Ibrutinib can harm an unborn baby. Both men and women using this pill should use birth control to prevent pregnancy. The use of this pill by either parent may cause harm to the baby.
Keep using birth control for at least 1 month after your last dose of Imbruvica. Tell your doctor right away if a pregnancy occurs while either the mother or the father is using this pill.
It is not known whether medicine passes into breast milk. It may not be safe to breast-feed a baby while you are using this pill. Ask your doctor about any risks.
Imbruvica Capsule Side Effects
- Joint pain
- Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
- Low blood platelets
- Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
- Upper respiratory tract infection
Imbruvica 140mg Storage
Store at room temperature between 68-77°F (20-25°C)
Keep medicine in the original container with the lid tightly closed