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OSICENT 80MG TABLET

Mfd. by :- Incepta (Fulfilled By : Magicine Pharma)

Osicent 80Mg Tablet

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Brand name – Osicent

Generic name – Osimertinib

Manufacturer – Incepta

Strength – 80mg

Dosage Form – Tablets

Composition – Osimertinib

Indication – Lung Cancer

Storage – at room temperature

Overview of Osicent

Osicent 80mg tablets are target therapy medications. The generic name of this medication is Osimertinib and it is used for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. It is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor of EGFR and is used to treat stage 4 of this lung cancer.

Pharmacodynamics

Osicent is an anticancer medicine that is an EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor. EGFR stands for epidermal growth factor receptor. It is used to treat non-small cell lung cancer which has mutated EGFR. The mutation in EGFR consequently leads to uncontrollable growth of the cancerous cells. Osicent binds to the EGFR and blocks its actions. Therefore, it leads to inhibition of the growth and spreading of cancer cells.

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swelling of feet
  • Sores in the mouth
  • Back  and joint pain
  • Headache
  • Pain and swelling in nails
  • Swollen, red eyes
  • Vision complications
  • Rashes and hives on the skin
  • Blisters on the skin
  • dry skin
  • Eczema
  • Increased bruises
  • Bleeding
  • Numbness in legs and hands
  • Seizures
  • Fever,
  • Cold and cough
  • Chest pain
  • Irregular heart rate
  • Shortness of breath

The doctor prescribes this medicine hence, it is advisable to follow the prescription. Osicent 80mg tablets are taken orally every day and they can be taken with or without food.

Missed dose

It is advisable to avoid missing any doses. In case you miss a dose of Osicent 80mg tablets consult your doctor immediately.

Overdose

In case of an overdose, immediately contact your doctor or any healthcare provider and seek medical attention.

  • Osicent can cause allergic responses in some patients. Thus it is important to gather complete information regarding the tablets before starting the use and consult the doctor to get an alternative medication instead.
  • Inform the doctor about all the vitamin supplements, herbal medications, and prescription and non-prescription medications you take. 
  • Osicent 80mg can decrease fertility in both male and female patients.
  • Consult the doctor if you are planning a pregnancy as Osicent 80mg tablets can harm the fetus. Hence it is advisable to avoid pregnancy during and till six months after the last dose.
  • It is advisable to avoid breastfeeding during and till 2 weeks after the last dose.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol during this treatment
  • Avoid operating heavy machinery and driving after taking the tablets.
  • Inform the doctor about the prior ailments like –
  • Cardiovascular conditions (long QT syndrome, heart failure, high blood pressure)
  • Lung diseases
  • Eye problems
  • Irregular levels of sodium, potassium, and calcium.

Q - What is Osicent?

Ans - Osicent is an anticancer tablet that is primarily used in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer.

Q - How can I take Osicent tablets?

Ans - Osicent 80mg tablets are taken orally every day. However, follow the prescription given by the doctor.

Q - Where to store Osicent 80mg tablets?

Ans - It is advisable to store the Osicent 80mg tablets at room temperature.

Q - Can I drink alcohol with Osicent tablets?

Ans – It is advisable to avoid drinking alcohol during the treatment with Osicent even though no interactions of both are known.

Q - How long is the treatment with Osicent 80mg tablets?

Ans - The doctor decides for how long the treatment will continue depending on the stage of the disease and the patient’s health.

Q - Can I drive after consuming Osicent 80mg tablets?

Ans - It is advisable to avoid driving and operating heavy machinery as Osicent causes dizziness as one of the side effects.

Q - Is it safe to take Osicent tablets during pregnancy?

Ans - Osicent 80mg tablets can cause harm to the fetus. Hence, it is advisable to avoid the pregnancy during and till 6 weeks after the final dose or consult the doctor for the same.

Q - What is the strength of Osicent tablets?

Ans - Osicent is available as 80mg tablets.

Osicent 80mg can interact with some other prescription and non-prescription medicines and consequently, it can interfere with the health of the patient. Contact your doctor if you are taking any of these –

  • Bepridil
  • Cisapride
  • Pimozide
  • Piperaquine
  • Saquinavir
  • Terfenadine
  • Thioridazine
  • Ziprasidone

 

With disease

Some diseases may show interactions with Osicent 80mg. Hence, consult your doctor if you have any of these conditions –

  • Cardiovascular conditions (long QT syndrome, heart failure, high blood pressure)
  • Lung diseases
  • Eye problems
  • Irregular levels of sodium, potassium, and calcium.

With alcohol

Interactions of alcohol with Osicent 80mg are unknown. However, it is still advisable to avoid alcohol consumption during the treatment.

Contraindication

Osicent 80mg tablets should not be consumed by patients who show allergic reactions to them.

Alternate Brands

  • Tagrisso
  • Tagrix

 

Reference

Osimertinib Uses, Interactions, Mechanism of Action | DrugBank Online. Available at: https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB09330.

Osimertinib: Medlineplus drug information MedlinePlus. Available at: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a616005.html.

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