Imbruvica is a targeted therapy drug used in chemotherapy used to treat cancer.
How it Works
Imbruvica works by inhibiting the function of Bruton's tyrosine kinase (BTK) . BTK is a signalling molecule which plays an important role in the survival of malignant B cells, therefore Imbruvica works to block these cells from diving and growing uncontrollably.
Common Side effects
Some of the side effects that may arise with the use of Imbruvica areDecreased plateletsFatigueMusculoskeletal painSwellingUpper respiratory tract infectionNauseaShortness of breathConstipationRashAbdominal painUrinary Tract InfectionPneumoniaSkin infectionsAstheniaMuscle spasmsSinusitisHeadacheDehydrationBruisingDiarrheaDecreased hemaglobinVomitingDecreased appetiteCoughFeverDizziness
You are advised to contact your doctor or go to the emergency room if you experience a shortness of breath, have a fever of 38 degrees or higher, any unstoppable bleeding, blood in stools, change in speech, yellowing eyes, dark brown urine, mouth sores, or extreme fatigue.
do not consume grapefruit, or drink grapefruit juice or eat Seville oranges which are often used in marmalades. You must inform your doctor about any other medications you are taking including prescription medications. You are advised to not receive vaccinations or immunizations.
Imbruvica should be kept in a cold dry place away from direct sunlight.