Tagrisso 80mg ( osimertinib )
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What Tagrisso (osimertinib 80 mg) is and what it is used for
Tagrisso 80mg (osimertinib 80 mg) contains the active substance osimertinib which belongs to the protein kinase inhibitor class of anticancer medicines. Tagrisso 80mg (osimertinib 80 mg) is used to treat adults with a type of lung cancer called ‘non-small cell lung cancer.’ It is used when:
- You test positive for a ‘T790M mutation’ – see ‘How Tagrisso (osimertinib 80 mg) works.’
- Your cancer is advanced and is worsening despite previous treatments, which may have included a medicine which worked to block ‘EGFR’ (epidermal growth factor receptor).
HowTagrisso 80mg (osimertinib 80 mg) works
- A test has shown that your cancer is linked to a specific change in the EGFR gene called ‘T790M.’ This is known as a T790M mutation.
- Because of this T790M mutation, medicines that block EGFR may no longer work.
- Tagrisso (osimertinib 80 mg) affects T790M and may help to slow or stop your lung cancer growing. It may also help to shrink the tumour.
If you have any questions about how this medicine works or why this medicine has been prescribed for you, ask your doctor.
What you need to know before you take Tagrisso (osimertinib 80 mg)
Do not takeTagrisso 80mg (osimertinib 80 mg) if:
- you are allergic (hypersensitive) to osimertinib or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
- you are taking St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum).
If you are not sure, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before taking Tagrisso (osimertinib 80 mg).
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before takingTagrisso 80mg (osimertinib 80 mg)if:
- you have suffered from inflamation of your lungs (a condition called ‘interstitial lung disease’)
- you have ever had heart problems – your doctor may want to keep a close eye on you.
- you have a history of eye problems.
If any of the above apply to you (or you are not sure), talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before taking this medicine.
Tell your doctor straight away while taking this medicine if:
- you have sudden difficulty in breathing together with a cough or fever. See ‘Serious side effects’ in section 4 for more information.
Children and adolescents
Tagrisso (osimertinib 80 mg) has not been studied in children or adolescents. Do not give this medicine to children or adolescents under the age of 18 years.
Other medicines and Tagrisso 80mg (osimertinib 80 mg)
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines. This includes herbal medicines and medicines obtained without a prescription. This is because Tagrisso (osimertinib 80 mg) can affect the way some other medicines work. Also some other medicines can affect the way Tagrisso (osimertinib 80 mg) works.
Tell your doctor before taking Tagrisso (osimertinib 80 mg) if you are taking any of the following medicines:
The following medicines may reduce how well Tagrisso (osimertinib 80 mg) works:
- Phenytoin, carbamazepine or phenobarbital – used for seizures or fits.
- Rifabutin or rifampicin – used for tuberculosis (TB).
- St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) – an herbal medicine used for depression.
Tagrisso (osimertinib 80 mg) may affect how well the following medicine works and/or increase side effects of these medicines:
- Warfarin – used for blood clots.
- Phenytoin and S-mephenytoin – used for seizures or fits.
- fentanyl and other painkillers used for operations.
- Oral hormonal contraceptive pill– used to prevent pregnancy.
If you are taking any of the medicines listed above, tell your doctor before taking Tagrisso (osimertinib 80 mg).
Your doctor will discuss appropriate treatment options with you.
Pregnancy – information for women
- If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine. If you do become pregnant during treatment, tell your doctor straight away. Your doctor will decide with you whether you should carry on taking Tagrisso (osimertinib 80 mg).
- You should not become pregnant while taking this medicine. If you are able to become pregnant, you must use effective contraception. See ‘Contraception – information for women and men’ below.
- If you plan to become pregnant after taking the last dose of this medicine, ask your doctor for advice. This is because some medicine may remain in your body. (see advice on contraception, below).
Pregnancy – information for men
- If your partner becomes pregnant while you are taking this medicine, tell your doctor straight away.
Contraception – information for women and men
You must use effective contraception during treatment.
- Tagrisso (osimertinib 80 mg) may interfere with how well oral hormonal contraceptives work. Discuss with your doctor the most appropriate methods of contraception.
- Tagrisso (osimertinib 80 mg) may pass into semen. Therefore, it is important that men also use effective contraception.
You must also do this after completing treatment with Tagrisso (osimertinib 80 mg):
- Women – keep using contraception for 2 months after.
- Men – keep using contraception for 4 months after.
Do not breast-feed while taking this medicine. This is because it is not known if there is a risk to your baby.
Driving and using machines
Tagrisso 80mg (osimertinib 80 mg) has no or no marked influence on the ability to drive and use machines.
How to take Tagrisso 80mg (osimertinib 80 mg)
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
How much to take
- The recommended dose is one 80 mg tablet each day.
- If necessary, your doctor may reduce your dose to one 40 mg tablet each day.
How to take
- Tagrisso 80mg (osimertinib 80 mg) is taken by mouth. Swallow the tablet whole with water. Do not crush, split or chew the tablet.
- Take Tagrisso (osimertinib 80 mg) every day at the same time.
- You can take this medicine with or without food.
If you have trouble swallowing the tablet, you can mix it in water:
- Put the tablet in a glass.
- Add 50 mL (about two-thirds of a tumblerful) of still (non-fizzy) water – do not use any other liquids.
- Stir the water until the tablet breaks up into very small pieces – the tablet will not completely dissolve.
- Drink the liquid straight away.
- To make sure you have taken all of the medicine, rinse the glass thoroughly with another 50 mL of water and drink it.
If you take moreTagrisso 80mg (osimertinib 80 mg) than you should
If you take more than your normal dose, contact your doctor or nearest hospital straight away.
If you forget to take Tagrisso (osimertinib 80 mg)
If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is less than 12 hours until your next dose is due, skip the missed dose. Take your next normal dose at its scheduled time.
If you stop taking Tagrisso (osimertinib 80 mg)
Do not stop taking this medicine – talk to your doctor first. It is important to take this medicine every day, for as long as your doctor prescribes it for you.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Serious side effects
Tell your doctor straight away if you notice the following serious side effect:
- Sudden difficulty in breathing together with a cough or fever – this may be a sign of inflamed lungs (a condition called ‘interstitial lung disease’) and can be fatal in some cases. Your doctor may wish to stop Tagrisso (osimertinib 80 mg) if you get this side effect. This side effect is common: it may affect up to 1 in 10 people.
- If you develop watery eyes, sensitivity to light, eye pain, eye redness, or vision changes. This side effect is uncommon: it may affect up to 1 in 100 people.
Tell your doctor straight away if you notice the serious side effects listed above.
Other side effects
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)
- Diarrhoea – this may come and go during treatment. Tell your doctor if your diarrhoea does not go away or becomes severe.
- Skin and nail problems – signs may include itching, dry skin, rash, redness around the fingernails. This is more likely in areas exposed to the sun. Using moisturisers regularly on your skin and nails can help with this. Tell your doctor if your skin or nail problems get worse.
- Stomatitis – inflammation of the inner lining of the mouth.
- Reduction in the number of white blood cells (leukocytes or neutrophils).
- Reduction in the number of platelets in the blood.