Brand name – Selcaxen
Generic name – Selpercatinib
Manufacture – Everest
Strength – 40 mg
Dosage – Tablet
Composition – Selpercatinib
Indication – Lung Cancer
Storage – at a cool place
Overview of Selcaxen
Selcaxen 40mg is an anticancer medicine that helps to treat non-small cell lung cancer. It is also used to treat a certain type of thyroid cancer over the age of 12 years old. It is used when cancer cells spread over other parts of the body. You are advised to strictly follow the prescription of a doctor for better results. If you face any symptoms rather than those regular days inform your doctor.
Selcaxen 40mg blocks the mutation from RET tyrosine kinases, due to increases of RET over other tyrosine kinases. Selcaxen will block the activity of the cancer cell and help to stop or slow down the growth of cancer cells to spread over the other parts of the body. The effects of the medicine are seen within a few weeks or months depending on the health of the patients after starting treatment. As per healthcare professionals, Selcaxen is a safe and effective medicine for the treatment of Lungs cancer. However, it is important for patients to discuss of benefits and side effects at the beginning of treatment.
Selcaxen 50mg tablet causes several side effects, which are unwanted symptoms that include:
- Dry mouth
- Stomach pain
- Swelling in hands and legs
- Pain in upper stomach
- Dark urine
- Yellowing of skin and eye
- Cough fever short breath
- Weight gain
- Feeling cold
- Change of speech
- Muscles cramp
- Joint pain
If the above-mentioned symptoms are seen in the patient's body, do not avoid these symptoms because this medicine has severe side effects. Try to contact the doctor immediately for treatment.
Selcaxen tablet is taken in tablet form and taken every 12 hours or as per doctor's prescription. The patients should take this medicine with food. To get benefits soon, take this medicine at the same time daily. Taking this medicine in the wrong way may give you severe side effects.
If the patient vomits after taking the medicine, do not take another dose. Take another dose next time.
It is advisable to swallow the whole tablet for better results and not take twice a dose at a time.
It is advisable not to miss any dose. In case you miss a dose of Selcaxen 50mg tablets consult your doctor immediately. If you remember within the 6 hours, take it. If you remember after 6 hours of missed doses, do not take that.
In case of overdose, it is advisable to contact your healthcare provide or doctor and the doctor will provide you with medical attention
Missing or overdosing will impact on your overall health. So, it is always advisable to follow the prescription of the doctor strictly.
Selcaxen 50mg tablets can cause allergic reactions in some patients. Therefore, it is necessary to read complete information about this medicine.
The patients should inform the doctor about the medicine taken or taken whether it is prescribed or non-prescribed, herbal medications, and vitamin supplements. Selcaxen may fuse with them and furthermore, they will affect the mechanisms.
At the beginning of treatment inform the doctor about the previous medical conditions-
Long QT syndrome
Q1. What is a Selcaxen 50mg tablet?
Ans – The Selcaxen tablet is used to treat lung cancer.
Q2. Where should I store this medicine?
Ans – Store below 30 degrees temperature in a dry place.
Q3. From where I will get Selcaxen medicine?
Ans – You can buy it from Magicine Pharma at an affordable price.
Q4. Can I take Selcaxen during pregnancy?
Ans – Pregnant women should consult with their doctor first.
Q5. How can I take Selcaxen?
Ans – Selcaxen can be taken with food every 12 hours or prescribed by the doctor.
Q6. How long treatment will go with Selcaxen?
Ans – It depends upon the stage of cancer and the health of the patients.
Selcaxen 50mg tablet may interact with other medicines and may cause problems so, it is advised to tell about other medicines you taking, because other medicines may interact with Selcaxen.
Selcaxen will interact with some diseases which are liver, and long QT syndrome. In other words, at the beginning of the treatment inform the doctor about the medical history.
The patients are advised to consult with the doctor about consumption of alcohol during treatment.
Selcaxen: Drug information available at: https://www.drugs.com/mtm/selpercatinib.html
Selcaxen: Drug Uses, mechanism, and Side Effects available at: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a620036.html