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Ibrutinib : Interaction with Food and Herbs


Interaction of Ibrutinib with Food and Herbs - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Ibrutinib Ibrutinib belongs to a group of medications called as kinase inhibitors. It is prescribed for the treatment of cancer of the cells of the immune system (mantle cell lymphoma) in patients who have been treated earlier with a minimum of one chemotherapy medication. Ibrutinib is also used in the treatment of a cancer that begins in the white blood cells (chronic lymphocytic leukemia) and in the lymph nodes (small lymphocytic lymphoma), and a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (Waldenström macroglobulinemia). It mainly stops the spread of the cancer cells by blocking the abnormal proteins that signals them to multiply.

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Ibrutinib Interactions with Food and Herbs

Grapefruit and Seville Oranges: Intake of grapefruit or Seville oranges along with ibrutinib may increase the plasma concentration of the drug.
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How to Take the Medication -

Ibrutinib comes in the form of a capsule to be taken once daily by mouth. Do not crush, chew or open the capsule. Swallow the capsule as a whole with a glass of water. Follow the dose as directed by the physician.
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