About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Side effect(s) of Alpelisib

Read the side effects of Alpelisib as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

1.Gastrointestinal symptoms- Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, indigestion, painful swelling and sores inside the mouth (stomatitis), weight loss

2. Administration site and General disorders- Fatigue, Fever, mucosal inflammation, swelling, mucosal dryness

3. Infections- Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

4. Nutrition and Metabolism Disorder- Reduced appetite

5.Skin and Subcutaneous tissue disorder- rash, dry skin, sudden hair loss, itching

6.Nervous disorder- headache, impaired sense of taste (dysgeusia)

Other Precautions : 1.In case of severe hypersensitivity reactions- shortness of breath, skin rash, fever, itching then permanently discontinue Alpelisib and start appropriate treatment.

2.Severe skin reactions- In case of severe skin reactions like Stevens-Johnson syndrome (severe skin rash) and Erythema Multiforme (skin rash) discontinue Alpelisib and consult a dermatologist. Do not start treatment in patients with a history of Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS), Erythema Multiforme (EM) or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN).

3.Before starting treatment with Alpelisib, test blood sugar parameters like fasting plasma glucose (FPG), HbA1c, and optimize blood glucose. After starting treatment with Alpelisib, monitor blood sugar levels and initiate appropriate medications. In case of severely high blood sugar levels, interrupt, stop or reduce the dose.

4.Alpelisib can cause severe pneumonitis (inflammation of lung tissue) and lung diseases. Monitor patients for the same and discontinue or interrupt the drug if severe pneumonitis occurs.

5.During treatment with Alpelisib, most patients experience diarrhea, start antidiarrheal treatment, increase oral fluid intake, and inform healthcare providers if diarrhea continues. If severe diarrhea occurs then interrupt, discontinue or reduce the dose of Alpelisib.

6.Embryo-fetal toxicity- Alpelisib can cause harm to the fetus. Males and females should use appropriate contraception during treatment and 1 week after treatment.

7.The patient should inform the healthcare provider about all the medicines they take including, OTCs, vitamins, herbal supplements, and prescription medicines.

Drug Name : Alpelisib

Alpelisib generic Alpelisib is an anticancer drug that is indicated for the treatment of advanced or metastatic breast cancer in postmenopausal women and men.
More Info about Alpelisib

Advertisement



ASK A DOCTOR ONLINE

Advantage Medindia:
FREE subscription for 'Personalised Health & Wellness website with consultation' (Value Rs.300/-)

Drugs A - Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Drugs Search


    Advertisement
    What's New on Medindia
    Prevent Hacking of Medical Devices: FDA Sounds Alarm
    Black Water: Benefits and Uses
    World Hypertension Day 2022 - Measure Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer!
    View all

    Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
    Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

    Most Popular on Medindia

    Sanatogen The Essence of Yoga Iron Intake Calculator Selfie Addiction Calculator Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) Color Blindness Calculator Blood - Sugar Chart Accident and Trauma Care Find a Doctor

    Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

    © All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2022

    This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use
    open close
    ASK A DOCTOR ONLINE