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TUCAXEN 150MG TABLET

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

Tucaxen 150Mg  Tablet

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Brand name – Tucaxen

Generic name – Tucatinib

Manufacturer – Everest

Strength – 150mg

Dosage Form – Tablets

Composition – Tucatinib

Indication – Breast Cancer

Storage – at room temperature

 

Overview

Tucaxen 150mg tablets are a target therapy medication that is used in the treatment of breast cancer. The generic name of this medication is Tucatinib and it is a kinase inhibitor that stops the growth of the cancerous cells. It is a prescription-based medication and the doctor decides the course of the treatment.

Pharmacodynamics

Tucaxen treats breast cancer which has mutations in the HER -2 gene. These mutations occur in the tyrosine kinase of the gene and so it causes uncontrollable growth of the cells. Tucaxen blocks the activity of tyrosine kinase enzyme which furthermore blocks phosphorylation of the HER 2 AND 3 genes. In addition, they show anti-tumour activities that is they cause cell death of the cancerous cells.

  • Stomach pain
  • Weight loss
  • Vomiting
  • Nose bleeds
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Ulcers
  • Diarrhea
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle pain
  • Rashes
  • Loss of appetite
  • Blisters on hand and feet
  • Seizures
  • Yellowing of skin and eyes
  • Increased bruises and bleeding

This medicine is prescribed by the doctor hence, it is advisable to follow the prescription given. Tucaxen 150mg tablet is taken orally twice every day and it can be taken with or without food.

Missed dose

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

Overdose

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

  • Tucaxen can cause an allergic reaction in some patients. Therefore, gather complete information about the tablets before taking them and also consult the doctor to find an alternative medication.
  • Inform the doctor about all the vitamin supplements, herbal medications, and prescription and non-prescription drugs. 
  • Regular use of Tucaxen 150mg can decrease fertility in both male and female patients.
  • It is advisable to avoid pregnancy and breastfeeding during and till one week after the final dosage since Tucaxen can harm the fetus.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption and also avoid driving and operating heavy machinery while taking Tucaxen tablets.
  • Inform the doctor if you suffer from either of these -
  • Diabetes
  • Liver (Hepatic) Disease
  • Kidney (Renal) disorder

Q - What is Tucaxen?

Ans – Tucaxen is an anticancer capsule that is primarily used in the treatment of breast cancer.

Q - How can I take Tucaxen 150mg tablet?

Ans - Tucaxen 150mg tablets are taken orally twice every day.

Q – From where can I purchase Tucaxen 150mg tablets?

Ans - Tucaxen 150mg tablet can be purchased from Magicine Pharma at an affordable rate

Q - Where to store Tucaxen tablets?

Ans - It is advisable to store the Tucaxen tablets at room temperature.

Q - Can I drink alcohol with Tucaxen?

Ans – It is advisable to avoid drinking alcohol while taking Tucaxen tablets even though no interactions of both are known.

Q - How long is the treatment with Tucaxen 150mg tablet?

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

Q - Can I drive after consuming Tucaxen 150mg?

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

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

Ans – It is advisable to avoid pregnancy while taking Tucaxen as it can harm the fetus.

Q - What is the strength of Tucaxen?

Ans – Tucaxen is available as tablets of 150mg strength.

Tucaxen 150mg can interact with other prescription and non-prescription medicines and interfere with each other’s workings or increase the side effects. Contact your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines –

  • Ceritinib
  • Colchicine
  • Cyclosporine
  • Irinotecan
  • Lapatinib
  • Nilotinib
  • Olaparib
  • Primidone
  • Rifampin
  • Venetoclax

With disease

Some diseases may show interactions with Tucaxen. Hence, consult your doctor if you suffer from any of these –

  • Diabetes
  • Liver (Hepatic) Disease
  • Kidney (Renal) disorder

With alcohol

Interactions of alcohol with Tucaxen are unknown. But, it is still advisable to avoid alcohol consumption during the treatment.

Contraindication

Tucaxen 150mg tablets should not be consumed by patients who show allergic reactions to it.

Alternate Brands

  • Tuksya

 

Reference

Tucatinib Interactions checker Drugs.com. Available at: https://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/tucatinib.html.

Tucatinib Uses, Interactions, Mechanism of Action | DrugBank Online. Available at: https://go.drugbank.com/drugs/DB11652.

Tucatinib: Medlineplus drug information MedlinePlus. Available at: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a620032.html.

 

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