Brand name – Lorbrexen
Generic name – Lorlatinib
Manufacture – Everest
Strength – 100mg
Dosage – Tablet
Composition – Lorlatinib
Indication – Lung cancer
Storage – at a cool place
Overview of Lorbrexen 100mg tablet
Lorbrexen 100mg tablet is used to treat non-small cell lung cancer. Lorbrexen is used in patients whose tumors are ALK-positive (Anaplastic lymphoma kinase) and detected in FDA-approved tests. Lorbrexen helps in reducing the cancer cells in the patient's body. This medicine is very effective and the benefits will be seen soon if patients follow the doctor's prescription strictly. During treatment with this medicine if the patient faces any type of issues after the beginning of treatment rather than regular days inform your doctor.
Lorbrexen 100mg tablet is a third-generation ALK tyrosine kinase inhibitor. It blocks the ALK protein, which is responsible for the growth of cancer cells in the body. In studies, Lorlatinib has shown an effective against a variety of ALK-positive tumors and resists other ALK TKIs. It may take a few weeks or months to show benefits if strictly follow the doctor's prescription. However, at the beginning of treatment discuss with the doctor all the benefits and risks.
Side effects of Lorbrexen 100mg tablet
Lorbrexen 100mg tablet may give side effects, it is advisable about the symptoms, which are:
- Back pain
- Weight gain
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
- Vision changes
- Swelling in arm and leg
- Breathing problem
- Difficult in sleeping
- Chest pain
- Mood swing
- Feel more hungry and thirsty
- Hearing problem
If patients face these symptoms, then it is advisable to consult the doctor soon. Do not try to ignore these symptoms because they may give severe side effects or it may damage your internal organs.
Lorbrexen is taken in tablet form with or without food one tablet daily or as per the doctor's prescription. Patients are advised to strictly follow the doctor's advice to see results soon. Taking this medicine in the wrong way may give you severe side effects that temporarily or permanently damage your organs.
The patients should not miss any dose. If any doses are missed, do not take the missed dose at the time of the next dose and consult the doctor.
If the patient by mistake has taken an overdose, contact your healthcare provider or doctor and they will provide you medical attention.
Missing or overdosing will impact the overall health of the patients and may also have side effects. So, the patients should follow the prescription of the doctor strictly.
Lorbrexen 100mg tablet may cause reactions in some patients. Therefore, it is advisable to consult with your doctor and get detailed information about this tablet.
The patients should consult with the doctor about the past or current medicines that are taking or had taken whether it is prescribed or non-prescribed, herbal, or vitamins. Lorbrexen may react with those medicines and affect the mechanisms.
Pregnant and breastfeeding should not take this medicine, meet the doctor before taking it.
It may temporarily decrease fertility in men.
At the beginning of treatment inform the doctor about the previous medical conditions or ongoing if there are any such as:
High blood pressure
High blood sugar level
Q1. Where should I store this medicine?
Ans – Store below 30 degrees temperature in a dry place.
Q2. What should I do in case of a missed dose?
Ans – It is advisable to consult with the doctor before taking a missed dose. Do not take the missed dose at the time of the next dose.
Q3. Can I take Lorbrexen without consulting a doctor?
Ans – Self-medication is strictly prohibited because it has severe side effects. You are not allowed to take it without consulting the doctor.
Q4. From where I will get the Lorbrexen 100mg tablet?
Ans – You can buy it from Magicine Pharma at an affordable price.
Q5. How long treatment will take with Lorbrexen?
Ans – It depends upon the stage of cancer and the health of the patients.
Q6. Can I take Lorbrexen during pregnancy?
Ans – Pregnant women are not advised to take Lorbrexen 100mg. If you had taken it, immediate consult with the doctor.
Q7. What is a Lorbrexen 100mg tablet?
Ans – The Lorbrexen tablet is used to treat lung cancer.
Lorbrexen 100mg tablet may interact with some other medicines and may give you side effects. It is advised to tell about other medicines you taking or have taken because other medicines may interact with Lorbrexen and may cause problems.
It is mandatory to inform the doctor about problems you have or ever had such as irregular heartbeat, depression, high levels of cholesterol, kidney problems, or lung problems. In other words, at the beginning of the treatment inform the doctor about your medical history.
The patients should consult with the doctor first before consumption of alcohol during treatment.
Lorbrexen: Drug information available at: https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB12130
Lorbrexen: Drug Uses, mechanism, and Side Effects available at: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a619005.html