Tagrisso

Drug List

Tagrisso

Drug Name

Tagrisso (Osimertinib)

Manufactured By

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

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Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

This medication is used to treat lung cancer. Osimertinib belongs to a class of drugs known as kinase inhibitors. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells. It binds to a certain protein (epidermal growth factor receptor-EGFR) in some tumors.

How To Use

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking osimertinib and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. If you have trouble swallowing the tablet whole, place the tablet into a container with a small amount of non-carbonated water (2 ounces/60 milliliters). Stir well until the tablet breaks into small pieces. The tablet will not completely dissolve. Do not crush the tablet or heat the mixture. Drink all of the mixture right away. Add at least another half a glass of water (4 ounces/120 milliliters) to the container and drink all of the mixture to make sure you are getting all of the drug. Use only non-carbonated water for mixing, and do not prepare a supply in advance. The mixture may also be given through a tube into the stomach (nasogastric tube). If you are giving this medication through a nasogastric tube, ask your health care professional for detailed instructions on how to give it. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time each day.

Side Effects

Diarrhea, nausea, mouth sores, dry/itchy skin, tiredness, back pain, headache, or loss of appetite may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, such as: easy bruising/bleeding, changes in your nails (such as nail tenderness/irritation/redness, change in nail color), signs of eye disease (such as vision changes, eye redness/pain, light sensitivity, eye discharge), signs of low level of sodium in the blood (such as nausea, extreme drowsiness, mental/mood changes, seizures). Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, such as: slow/fast/irregular heartbeat, severe dizziness, fainting, slow/shallow breathing, symptoms of heart failure (such as swelling ankles/feet, trouble breathing, sudden unexplained weight gain), new or worsening symptoms of lung disease (such as trouble breathing, chest pain, cough, fever), signs of blood clots (such as pain/swelling/warmth in the groin/calf). This medication may lower your ability to fight infections. This may make you more likely to get a serious (rarely fatal) infection or make any infection you have worse. Tell your doctor right away if you have any signs of infections (such as sore throat that doesn't go away, fever, chills). 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, such as: 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 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.

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, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.