Medication Information Leaflet
Ceritinib 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 Ceritinib once a day. Take the exact dose that your doctor tells you to.
Ceritinib should be taken after food unless otherwise instructed by your doctor
Do not break open or crush the capsules. Swallow the capsule whole.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. However, if there are less than 12 hours to your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication
You or your partner becomes pregnant or is planning for pregnancy. You should use effective birth control during and for at least:
Three months after stopping treatment (for men)
Six months after stopping treatment (for women)
You are breastfeeding
You are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies
You have any other medical conditions (e.g.diabetes, heart problems)
Maintain personal hygiene and take precautions against infection.
Nausea or vomiting, decreased appetite
Diarrhea or constipation
To manage diarrhea:
Drink plenty of clear fluids to replace those lost (two litres everyday)
Avoid oily or spicy food and milk or dairy products
To manage constipation:
Drink more water or clear fluids (unless you have a limit on the amount that you can take each day)
Add more fibre to your diet by eating more fruits and vegetables
Feeling tired and lack of energy
Increased blood sugar level
Symptoms of a drug allergy including one or more of the following:
Difficulty in breathing
Itchy skin rashes over your whole body
Sudden onset of cough, chest pain, shortness of breath, with fever
Dark urine or light coloured stools
Yellowing of your eyes or skin
Very bad stomach pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
Feeling very thirsty and having to pass urine very often
Slow or abnormal heartbeat
Unusual weakness, tiredness or lightheadedness
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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