TUCATINIB (TUKYSA) 150MG TABLET

TUCATINIB (TUKYSA) 150MG TABLET

DESCRIPTION

PACKAGE

Brand name – Tuksya

Generic name – Tucatinib

Manufacturer – Seattle Genetics

Strength – 150mg

Dosage Form – Tablets

Composition – Tucatinib

Indication – Breast Cancer

Storage – at room temperature

Overview Of Tucatinib 150mg Tablet

Tucatinib (Tuksya) 150mg tablet are a target therapy medication that treats breast cancer. Tucatinib is the generic name of this medication. It is a kinase inhibitor that blocks the proliferation of the tumour cells. This medication is based on a prescription and the doctor decides the length and dose of the treatment.

Pharmacodynamics

Tucatinib 150mg tablet (Tuksya) is used to treat treats breast cancer that shows mutations of the HER -2 gene. The mutations of this tyrosine kinase of the gene cause uncontrollable cell division of the cells. Tucatinib blocks the function of tyrosine kinase enzyme which furthermore inhibits phosphorylation of the HER 2 AND 3 genes. Also, they show anti-tumour activities that is they cause cell death of the tumor cells.

SIDE EFFECTS Of Tucatinib 150mg Tablet

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Ulcers
  • Nose bleeds
  • Diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Vomiting
  • Cough
  • Muscle pain
  • Rashes
  • Stomach pain
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Shortness of breath
  • Blisters on hand and feet
  • Seizures
  • Yellowing of skin and eyes
  • Increased bruises and bleeding

Dosage

This medicine is prescribed by the doctor thus, it is advisable to follow the prescription. Tucatinib 150mg tablet is taken orally twice daily and can be taken with or without food.

Missed Dose

It is advisable to avoid missing any doses. In case you miss a dose of Tucatinib (Tuksya) consult your doctor immediately.

Overdose

In case of an overdose of Tucatinib 150mg, contact your doctor or any healthcare provider and seek medical attention immediately.

Warnings

  • Tucatinib 150mg tablet (Tuksya) can cause an allergic reaction in some patients hence, gather complete information about the tablets before taking them and also consult the doctor to find an alternative medication.
  • Inform the doctor about all the vitamins, herbal medications, and prescription and non-prescription drugs.
  • Regular use of Tucatinib 150mg can decrease fertility in both male and female patients.
  • It is advisable to avoid pregnancy and breastfeeding during and till one week after the final dosage since Tucatinib (Tuksya) can harm the fetus.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption and also avoid driving and operating heavy machinery while taking Tucatinib tablets.
  • Inform the doctor if you suffer from either of these –

-Liver (Hepatic) Disease

-Kidney (Renal) disorder

-Diabetes

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