Ninlaro

Drug List

Ninlaro

Drug Name

Ninlaro (Ixazomib)

Manufactured By

Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.

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NPC's mission is your health. We recognize your need for help when you are applying for discount programs for your prescription medications. We consist of friendly and experienced advocates that not only know how these free and discount programs work, but are ready to help. We are available to take your call and answer any questions you may have as you search for the right program to fit your needs. We can also explain any supporting material you may need to provide as you apply for these programs. If for any reason you are denied, we also are experienced in the best appeals process with a high success rate.

Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

This medication is used with other medications (such as lenalidomide, dexamethasone) to treat a certain type of cancer (multiple myeloma). It is a chemotherapy drug that works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

How To Use

Take this medication by mouth at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after food as directed by your doctor, usually once a week for 3 weeks, then stopping the medication for 1 week. This is one cycle of treatment. Continue taking the medication this way as directed by your doctor. Swallow the medication whole with water. Do not crush, chew, or open the capsules. If you vomit after taking a dose, do not take another dose at that time. Take your next dose at the regular time. Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time and day of the week on the weeks you take the medication. If a capsule breaks, avoid skin and eye contact with the contents of the capsule. If the contents of the capsule get on the skin, wash the area with plenty of water and soap. If the contents of the capsule get in the eyes, flush the eyes with plenty of water.

Side Effects

Diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, constipation, dry eyes, blurred vision, or eye redness/itching/discharge may occur. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea can be severe. In some cases, your doctor may prescribe medication to prevent or relieve nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Eating several small meals, not eating before treatment, or limiting activity may help lessen the nausea and vomiting. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Many people using this medication have serious side effects. However, your doctor has prescribed this drug because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Careful monitoring by your doctor may decrease your risk. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: easy bruising/bleeding, signs of infection (such as sore throat that doesn't go away, fever, chills)., numbness/tingling of arms/legs, swelling hands/ankles/feet, sudden/unexplained weight gain, symptoms of liver disease (such as nausea/vomiting that doesn't stop, loss of appetite, stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine). Ixazomib can commonly cause a rash that is usually not serious. However, you may not be able to tell it apart from a rare rash that could be a sign of a severe reaction. Get medical help right away if you develop any rash. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice any other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Drug Interactions

Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval. Other medications can affect the removal of ixazomib from your body, which may affect how ixazomib works. Examples include rifamycins (such as rifampin), St. John's wort, drugs used to treat seizures (such as carbamazepine, phenytoin), among others.

In Case of Overdose

If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Otherwise, call a poison control center right away. US residents can call their local poison control center at 1-800-222-1222.

In Case of Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is within 72 hours (3 days) of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store in original packaging at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not freeze. Do not store in the bathroom. Do not open packaging until right before using the medication. Keep all medications away from children and pets.