Medication Information Leaflet
Alpelisib is used to treat breast cancer. The medication works by blocking the signals that cause cancer cells to multiply.
This medication should be taken once a day, at the same time of the day. You can take this medication with or immediately after food. Swallow the tablets whole. Do not chew, break, or crush the tablets.
Do not stop taking your medication without checking with your healthcare professional.
If possible, handle the medication yourself. If a family member or caregiver needs to give the medication, do wash their hands before and after handling the medication.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember if it is less than 9 hours from your regular scheduled dose. If it has been more than 9 hours, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
Other serious side effects include:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Store in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight. Store in the original package to protect from moisture. Keep Alpelisib tablets away from children.
Pack the medication into a bag and bring it back to the pharmacy where you received the medication from.
Please take note that the above is not a complete list of all possible side effects. If you have any concerns about your medication or if you have other side effects that you think are caused by this medication, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
If you take more than the recommended dose, please seek medical advice immediately. The information provided on this page does not replace information from your healthcare professional. Please consult your healthcare professional for more information.
This article is jointly developed by members of the National Medication Information workgroup. The workgroup consists of cluster partners (National Healthcare Group, National University Health System and SingHealth), community pharmacies (Guardian, Unity and Watsons) and Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore. The content does not reflect drug availability and supply information in pharmacies and healthcare institutions. You are advised to check with the respective institutions for such information.
Last updated on Sept 2023
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