Side effect(s) of Ceritinib

Review the side-effects of Ceritinib as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.

If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

Stomach pain, loose stools, nausea, vomiting, constipation, indigestion, irritation of food pipe by stomach acid, loss of appetite

  Nervous System:
Headache, dizziness, abnormal weakness, fever

Abnormal heart rhythm, swelling of the sac surrounding the heart

Cough, pneumonitis, breathing difficulty, chest pain

Rashes, itching

  Lab abnormalities:
High blood sugar level, alterations of liver enzymes, lipase, creatinine levels, low levels of hemoglobin, platelets, and neutrophils

Weight loss, muscle pain, back pain

Other Precautions :

• Do not get immunized with live vaccines during the treatment with ceritinib and for at least six months after taking the last dose of ceritinib because the vaccine will not offer full protection if given during ceritinib treatment.

• Avoid contact with people who have taken live vaccines such as rotavirus, polio or typhoid vaccine or wear protective gloves while handling their soiled clothing.

Drug Name : Ceritinib

Ceritinib is used to treat advanced non-small cell lung cancer in adults who are confirmed as ALK-positive by an FDA approved test. It is also used to treat lung cancer that is resistant to crizotinib treatment.