Ceritinib

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Drug Name: Ceritinib 

Drug Class: It is a targeted therapy drug

Available under the brand name: Spexib

What Is It Prescribed For? 

For the treatment of ALK – positive non-small cell lung cancer that has spread to other body parts.

How Is It Given? 

It is available in capsule form and is taken by mouth once daily. It should be taken at around the same time everyday with or without food.

What Are Common Side Effects?

You may face some of these side effects:

  • Increased levels of liver enzymes
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Tiredness and abnormal weakness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Skin rash
  • Increased blood glucose levels

Your doctor can prescribe medication to control these side effects. Ceritinib may also cause other side effects. If you face any unusual or serious problems, inform your doctor immediately. 

Who Should Avoid Taking This Drug?

None

How Much Does This Drug Cost?

Available only in 150mg and the cost of Ceritinib(Spexib) 150mg ranges around INR 8000 for a strip of 10 capsules.

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