Overview and Usage

Brand Name:- Alecensa

Generic Name:- Alectinib

Manufacturer:- Gentech

Dosage Form:- Capsules

Strength:- 150mg

Composition:- Alectinib

Packaging:- 240 capsules

Indication:- Lung cancer

Storage Conditions:- Store at room temperature


Alectinib 150mg Capsule is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer that has spread from your lungs to other parts of your body and is caused by an abnormal anaplastic lymphoma kinase ALK gene.  Alectinib 150mg Capsule contains the active drug alectinib, which is an ALK inhibitor. It shows its action by blocking receptors found on cancer cells eventually inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. This type of drug is commonly used to treat specific types of cancer. Alectinib 150mg Capsule comes in the form of capsules that are taken orally twice a day with food.

How Does Alectinib 150mg Work?

When taken with food, Alecensa reaches peak concentrations approximately 4 hours after dosing. It is metabolized by CYP3A4 to the active metabolite M4. Alectinib 150mg Capsule targets downstream communication and protein signaling that results from ALK phosphorylation and ALK-mediated activation. This is how Alectinib 150mg Capsule inhibits the growth of cancer cells.

Side Effects Of Alecensa (Alectinib 150mg Capsule) 

Alectinib 150mg Capsule can cause some unwanted side effects:-

Common Side Effects 

  • Chest pain
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Bloody urine
  • Anemia
  • Constipation
  • Joint pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle and bone pain
  • Weakness
  • Vomiting
  • Weight gain
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Skin rash
  • Allergic reaction
  • Bloody stools
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Bloating
  • Blurred vision

Serious Side Effects

  • Kidney damage
  • Liver damage
  • Vision problem
  • Muscle weakness
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Pancreatitis

Note- immediately contact your doctor, if any of these symptoms occurs


Alecensa comes in the form of capsules that are taken by mouth. It should be taken twice a day with food.

Missed Dose 

  • In case you miss a dose immediately contact your doctor. Do not double the dosage to make up for the missed dose.


  • Emergency medical treatment is required or contact your doctor in case of an overdose.


Before using Alectinib 150mg Capsule, inform your doctor about your medical history.

  •  Contraception 
    • Use reliable methods of contraception to prevent pregnancy while taking Alectinib 150mg Capsule.
  • Children and adolescents 
    • Alectinib 150mg Capsule  is not for use in children and adolescents

Warnings For Female 

  • Pregnancy 
    • Alectinib 150mg Capsule shouldn’t be used by women who are pregnant. This medicine may cause harm to human fetuses. It is recommended that drugs should be avoided during pregnancy.
  • Breastfeeding 
    • This medicine should not be used by women who are breastfeeding.

General Warnings And Precautions 

  • Before starting treatment with Alecensa, make sure you tell your doctor about any other medications you are taking.
  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of kidney or liver problems.
  • If you have lung problems or breathing problems. Do not take Alectinib 150mg Capsule without your doctor’s advice.
  • If you have a slow heart rate, Alecensa can worsen your condition.


  • Do not chew this medicine
  • Not safe for pregnant women
  • May harm liver
  • It’s possible to have bradycardia