Generic name: Ibrutinib
Brand name: Imbruvica
The medication Ibrutinib under the brand name Imbruvica is used to treat assertive type of cancers including Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Mantle cell lymphoma, Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia. The medication belongs to the class of drugs known as kinase inhibitors.
Imbruvica (Ibrutinib) Uses
Imbruvica is an over the counter medication used to treat assertive types of cancers, the medication is associated with the class of drugs called kinase inhibitor that works by blocking the enzymes that acknowledge the cancer cells to grow and segregate, and it slows and stops the growth of cancer cells. The medication is taken through mouth with a full glass of water. Take Imbruvica with the complete prescription of doctor or pharmacist. The dosage and treatment plan based on the medical condition of the patient examine by the doctor or pharmacist.
Imbruvica (Ibrutinib) Adverse effects
The medication can cause mild treatable side effects and severe complicated side effects if roughly used or over dosed. The common side effects from the medication includes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, upset stomach, loss of appetite, numbness, swelling of hands, feet and ankles, head ache, joint pain, constipation, anxiety, dizziness and breathing problems.
If you have any indication of having serious side effects tell your doctor or pharmacist, the serious side effects may be irregular heartbeat, bleeding, dark and bloody stool and signs of low red blood cells.
If any of the given side effects appear and causes disturbance in physical functions get medical help immediately before getting them worse these side effects can originate the risk of various health complications.
Imbruvica (Ibrutinib) Precautions and Warnings
Before taking the medication tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any continuous or previous medical history specifically of kidney problems, heart disease, bleeding problems, liver disease and high uric acid levels in the blood.
If you are allergic to certain types of medication tell your doctor before getting the medical prescription, allergic reactions from this medication is rare but this drug may contain some inactive ingredients that can cause serious allergic reactions.
Limit the amount of alcohol if you take, do not drive or do machinery work as this medication make you dizzy and blurred vision. Before taking immunization or vaccination consent it with your doctor. The medication is not prescribed for the pregnant women as it can harm the unborn infant.
Imbruvica (Ibrutinib) Interaction
Let your doctor or pharmacist know about the other prescription and non prescription medications, herbals, supplement and vitamins you are taking for the treatment of other medical conditions.
Certain medication can interact with Imbruvica that affect the working of the medication and brings up the risk of other health problems. The drugs that can interact with Imbruvica includes the medications that increase the activity of the enzymes such as rifampin, phenytoin, carbamazepine, nimodipine etc and the medications that blocks the protein in the body like macrolide antibiotics, HCV and HIV protease inhibitors, conivaptin, nefazodone and many others.