Birlotib 150mg

Birlotib 150mg Tablet is used in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer and pancreatic cancer.

Birlotib 150mg Tablet should be taken on an empty stomach or should be taken one hour before or 2 hour after meal.  You should continue to take it as long as your doctor advises it. The duration of treatment varies according to your needs and response to treatment. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

most common side effects

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, rash, and weight loss. It may cause severe diarrhea, drink plenty of fluids or consult with your doctor if it bothers you. It makes you sensitive towards sunlight, hence wear protective clothing or use sunscreen while going out. In case you develop ulceration in mouth, changes in your vision, or breathing difficulties than it is better to inform the doctor. Your doctor may advise for regular monitoring of liver function while you are taking this medicine.

Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.  It is advised to quit smoking while taking this medicine as it can affect the working of the medicine. If you have to take an antacid or any other medicine, take it at a gap of at least 2 hours after taking the cancer medicine. click here: Birlotib 150mg 

USES OF BIRLOTIB TABLET

  • Non-small cell lung cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer

BENEFITS OF BIRLOTIB TABLET

In Non-small cell lung cancer

Non-small cell lung cancer is one of the major kinds of lung cancer and it affects both smokers as well as non-smokers. Birlotib 150mg Tablet helps treat non-small cell lung cancer and may be given alone or in combination with other medicines. It is a potent and very toxic medicine and you should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. You should avoid drinking alcohol while having this treatment and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

In Pancreatic cancer

Pancreas are very essential for digestion of whatever you eat and also for metabolism of blood sugar levels as they produce the body’s natural insulin. This medicine will help to control pancreatic cancer, and will relieve the symptoms such as, lack of appetite or unexplained weight loss. Birlotib 150mg Tablet helps to stop the action of those chemicals that aid in pancreatic cancer growth and spread. It will help you live a longer and healthier life.

SIDE EFFECTS OF BIRLOTIB TABLET

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Birlotib

  • Abdominal pain
  • Bone pain
  • Breathlessness
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Infection
  • Muscle pain
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss

HOW TO USE BIRLOTIB TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Birlotib 150mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

HOW BIRLOTIB TABLET WORKS

Birlotib 150mg Tablet is an anti-cancer medication. Epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFR) are expressed on the lung cancer cell surfaces that modulate their growth. This medicine works by binding the chemical messenger, EGFR, hence, inhibits the cancer signaling pathways mediated by EGFR. This is how it restricts further growth of the cancer cells.

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Birlotib 150mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy

Birlotib 150mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
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Breastfeeding

Birlotib 150mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
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Driving

It is not known whether Birlotib 150mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney

Birlotib 150mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Birlotib 150 Tablet is recommended.
Use of this medicine is not advised in patients with severe kidney disease.
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Liver

Birlotib 150mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Birlotib 150mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Birlotib 150mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE BIRLOTIB TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Birlotib 150 Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Quick tips

  • Birlotib 150mg Tablet helps treat non-small cell lung cancer that is locally advanced, or has spread to other areas of the body.
  • It should be taken 1 hour before or 2 hours after the meal.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Drink plenty of fluids and inform your doctor if it doesn’t stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Use a reliable contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy while you are taking this medicine and for a month after you stop taking it.
  • It makes your skin sensitive to sunlight. Apply sunscreen or wear protective clothing while going out.
  • It is advisable to avoid smoking while taking this medicine, as it makes the drug ineffective and requires dose adjustment.
  • Do not take it with medication lowering the stomach acid (such as antacids, H2 blockers including ranitidine), as it may affect the working of the medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop ulceration in your mouth, changes in your vision or if you experience a worsening cough, shortness of breath, or breathing difficulties while taking this medicine.
  • Your doctor may want you to have regular blood tests to monitor your liver function while you are having treatment with this medicine.
  • Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

FAQs

Q. How should Birlotib 150 Tablet be taken?

Birlotib 150 Tablet is a pill to be taken by mouth, once a day without food as prescribed by your doctor. It is important that you take Birlotib 150mg Tablet empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 house after meals. It is advisable to take it the same time each day so that you remember when to take it.

Q. Is Birlotib 150 Tablet a chemotherapy drug?

Birlotib 150 Tablet is not a conventional chemotherapy medicine. Birlotib 150 Tablet belongs to a class of medications called kinase inhibitors. It works by blocking the action of an abnormal protein that signals cancer cells to multiply. This in turn helps to slow or stop the spread of cancer cells.

Q. How long can I take Birlotib 150 Tablet?

You need to take Birlotib 150mg Tablet every day, as long as your doctor prescribes it for you. The duration of treatment may vary from person to person.

Q. Does smoking interfere with Birlotib 150 Tablet?

Yes, smoking can interfere with the working of Birlotib 150 Tablet. It can decrease the effectiveness of the medicine to a great extent. Hence, it is advised to stop smoking before you start Birlotib 150 Tablet. Your doctor will need to adjust the dose of Birlotib 150 Tablet, if you keep on smoking or there is a change in the pattern of smoking.

Q. What should I do if I get a rash while taking Birlotib 150 Tablet?

Rash is a common side effect of Birlotib 150 Tablet but you should not stop taking Birlotib 150 Tablet because of this. Consult your doctor who will suggest a treatment for it. Also, avoid sun-exposure, use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing.

Q. When can I plan pregnancy, if I am taking Birlotib 150 Tablet?

Avoid pregnancy while being treated with Birlotib 150 Tablet. If you are a woman of child-bearing age use effective contraception during treatment. Avoid pregnancy for at least 1 month after taking the last tablet.

Q. Does Birlotib 150 Tablet affect eyes?

Birlotib 150 Tablet commonly causes conjunctivitis and dry eyes. If you develop acute or worsening redness and pain in the eye, increased eye-watering, blurred vision and/or sensitivity to light, immediately inform the doctor as you may need urgent treatment.

Q. When should I call my doctor during treatment with Birlotib 150 Tablet?

Inform the doctor if you experience sudden difficulty in breathing associated with cough or fever, severe or ongoing diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting. Also, consult your doctor if you experience acute or worsening redness and pain in the eye, increased eye-watering, blurred vision, and/or sensitivity to light. Let your doctor know in case you are taking a statin (medicine to control cholesterol) along with this medicine and experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, weakness, or cramps.

 

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