Medications


Ripretinib Oral Tablet

Brands: Qinlock

Uses

For treating cancer.

Instructions

Swallow the medicine without crushing or chewing it.

Swallow with a full glass (8 oz) of water unless your doctor gives you different instructions.

You may take with food to prevent stomach upset.

It is very important that you take the medicine at about the same time every day. It will work best if you do this.

Store at room temperature away from heat, light, and moisture. Do not keep in the bathroom.

Store in original bottle, tightly closed and upright.

Keep the desiccant (drying) packet in the bottle and keep the bottle closed tightly.

Please ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist how to discard unused medicines safely.

If you vomit after taking a dose, do not take an extra dose. Take your next dose at the usual time.

Avoid prolonged or excessive sunlight exposure. Use sunscreen lotion with SPF 15 or higher.

It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it if you remember within 8 hours of the scheduled dose. If you don’t remember until after more than 8 hours, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule with the next dose. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.

Drug interactions can change how medicines work or increase risk for side effects. Tell your health care providers about all medicines taken. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before starting or stopping any medicine.

Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.

Keep all appointments for medical exams and tests while on this medicine.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

To avoid a serious skin reaction, avoid exposure to heat or hot water and pressure on elbows, knees and feet. For example, avoid tight clothing, kneeling, or long walks.

This medicine may increase the risk of cancer. Ask your doctor about the benefits and risks.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

This medicine may reduce your body's ability to fight infections. Avoid contact with people with colds, flu or other infections. Contact your doctor if you develop fever, cough, sore throat, or chills.

Speak with your health care provider before receiving any vaccinations.

Do not breastfeed while on this medicine. You may safely start breastfeeding 1 week after stopping treatment.

This medicine can hurt a new baby in the womb. If you become pregnant while on this medicine, tell your doctor immediately. Your doctor may switch you to a different medicine.

Women must use reliable forms of birth control while taking this medicine and for 1 week after stopping to prevent pregnancy.

Men with a female partner who is of childbearing age must use reliable birth control during sexual activity while taking this medicine and for 1 week after stopping to prevent pregnancy.

Women who are pregnant or in their childbearing years should not touch or handle this medicine. This medicine can be absorbed through the woman's skin and harm the unborn baby.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • decreased appetite
  • constipation or diarrhea
  • lack of energy and tiredness
  • hair loss
  • headaches
  • itching
  • muscle pain
  • nausea and vomiting
  • dry skin
  • stomach upset or abdominal pain

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • bleeding or bruising
  • chest or jaw pain
  • swelling of the legs, feet, and hands
  • fever or chills
  • flu-like symptoms
  • numbness or tingling in hands and feet
  • sores or blisters on hands or feet
  • high blood pressure
  • shortness of breath
  • blistering or peeling of the skin
  • skin changes - brown or black area with uneven edges or coloring
  • change in the size or color of a skin mole
  • sweating
  • unusual or unexplained tiredness or weakness
  • severe or persistent vomiting
  • sudden or unexplained weight gain
  • slow wound healing

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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