Medication Information Leaflet
Brigatinib is used to treat non-small cell lung cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. Your doctor will check for an alteration in your genes before starting you on this.
Take Brigatinib once a day
You can take it with or without food
Take the exact dose that your doctor tells you to
Do not break or crush the tablet. Swallow the tablet whole.
If you forget to take a dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses at the same time to make up for the missed dose.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
You are allergic to this medication
You or your partner becomes pregnant or is planning for pregnancy. You should use effective birth control during and for at least:
Four months after stopping treatment (for women)
Three months after stopping treatment (for men)
You are breastfeeding
You have any other medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure or heart problems
You are taking or intend to take any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies
Nausea, decreased appetite
Drink plenty of clear fluids to replace those lost (two litres everyday)
Avoid oily or spicy food and milk or dairy products
Feeling tired and lack of energy
Increased blood sugar levels
Increased blood pressure
Symptoms of a drug allergy including one or more of the following:
Difficulty in breathing
Itchy skin rashes over your whole body
Sudden onset or worsening of cough, chest pain, shortness of breath or fever
Dark urine or light coloured stools
Yellowing of your eyes or skin
Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain that gets worse when you eat
Eye discomfort, blurred eyesight or floaters (small spots that drift through your field of vision)
Unusual giddiness or light-headedness
Very bad muscle soreness or weakness that does not go away
Increased thirst or need to pass urine, feeling very hungry
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Avoid taking grapefruit or grapefruit juice when you are taking this medication as it may interact with your medication and increase the risk of side-effects.
Store in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight. Keep this medication away from children.
This article was last reviewed on
Wednesday, November 22, 2023
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