What is Nublexa 40 mg Tablet ?
Nublexa belongs to the group of medications called antineoplastics, or anti-cancer medications. It is prescription medicine that contains Regorafenib 40mg as an active ingredient. Nublexa comes in tablet form and its each pack contains 28 tablets. This medicine should only be taken under the supervision of a health care professional. Follow the descriptions given you by your doctor regarding the right medicine, at the right time, and at the right dosage.
When is Nublexa 40 mg Tablet prescribed ?
Nublexa (Regorafenib) is used in the treatment of metastatic colorectal cancer (cancer of colon and rectum). It is also used to treat a rare type of tumor that can affect the esophagus, stomach, or intestines (gastrointestinal stromal tumor).
How Does Nublexa (Regorafenib) Tablet Work ?
Regorafenib is in a class of medications called kinase inhibitors. It works by blocking some proteins on certain cancer cells that tell the cancer to grow. In this way, this cancer medicine may stop cancer from growing for a period of time. Nublexa may also stop the creation of new blood vessels that feed cancer cells.
What are the adverse effects of Nublexa 40 mg Tablets ?
Side effects are unwanted effects of a medicine. Nublexa may cause some serious, life-threatening side-effects. It’s important to know the side effects of your medicines so that you know what to do if you get them. Side effects can range from mild to severe and the risk of getting those varies from person to person. The following are some of the side effects that are known to be associated with Regorafenib :
Common Side Effects of Nublexa Tablets : Tiredness ; Weakness ; Loss of appetite ; Diarrhea ; Fatigue ; Voice changes or hoarseness ; Weight loss ; Abdomen (stomach-area) pain ; Fever ; Infection ; swelling, pain, and redness of the lining of your mouth or throat etc.
Serious Side Effects of Nublexa Tablets : Serious liver problems ; Severe bleeding ; Hand-foot skin reaction (HFSR) ; High blood pressure ; Shortness of breath ; Chest pain ; Changes in vision ; Coughing up blood or blood clots ; Dehydration ; Wound healing problems etc.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. If you notice any of these or other problems before or after you have started to take Regorafenib 40 mg, talk to your doctor right away.
What are the safety measures of Nublexa 40 mg ?
Before Taking Nublexa cancer medicine, it is important to understand all precautions or safety information associated with it. You need to remember certain points such as –
If you are a woman who is pregnant or wants to have a baby and you are taking Nublexa, let your doctor know right away. This medicine may cause harm to the unborn baby. Use a birth control method while you are taking this cancer medicine. Ask your doctor to help you choose a method of birth control that will work for you.
For the safety of the baby, breastfeeding isn’t recommended during cancer treatment. Many cancer drugs like Nublexa, may appear in high levels in breast milk and could potentially harm your nursing baby. To get more information, you should discuss this with your doctor. Your health care provider might recommend that you stop breast-feeding temporarily or permanently — depending on how long you need to take the medication.
You will need to have regular blood tests and check-ups during your treatment with Nublexa. Blood tests are done to help watch your body’s response to treatment. They can show small changes before problems get serious. Keeping track of your results lets your doctor take action as soon as your blood counts change to help prevent many cancer-related problems and cancer treatment side effects.
Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to Nublexa cancer drug or any other medicines. Also tell your health care professional if you have any other types of allergies, such as to foods, dyes or preservatives. For non-prescription products, read the label or package ingredients carefully.
Whether it’s safe to drink alcoholic beverages during treatment with Nublexa depends on a number of factors, including which drugs the patient is receiving. Alcohol can interfere with the way some oncology drugs work, so patients should speak with their doctors about any potential side effects of drinking during treatment.
Always consult your doctor and pharmacist about taking any other prescription or non-prescription medication, including herbs, supplements and street drugs. This medicine may affect the way other medicines or products work, and other medicines or products may affect how Nublexa works. Taking Regorafenib together with certain medicines or products may cause serious side effects.
If you miss a dose of Nublexa 40 mg, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
Taking a single dose of expired medicine is unlikely to produce an adverse event. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you’ve had a medicine for a while, check the expiry date before using it. If it has expired or is damaged, return it to your pharmacist for disposal.
Before using Nublexa (Regorafenib), tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially if you have liver problems (including hepatitis B or C infection), diabetes, kidney problems, heart or pancreas problems, or low blood potassium levels etc.
What are the storage instructions for Nublexa 40 mg ?
Patients must properly store the drug to retain its quality and efficacy. Following storage instructions will be helpful in storing the drug in the best of manner.
• Store Regorafenib at 25°C (77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F).
• Consider storing your medications separately from your other family members. This will make it less likely that you take the wrong ones by mistake.
• Make sure to always keep your medicine in an area of your home that is out of the reach of children and pets.
• Store Nublexa in the original package in order to protect from moisture.
• Keep this medicine away from heat, light and humidity. Improper storage can affect the effectiveness and shelf life of your medicine.
In order to legally purchase this medicine from Indiangenericdrugs, you’ll require a prescription from your Registered Medical Practitioner.
The information provided here is for general educational purposes only and does not constitute medical or pharmaceutical advice which should be sought from qualified medical and pharmaceutical advisers.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children and away from pets, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. If you have questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.