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    Ceritinib

    Information about Ceritinib

    Ceritinib uses

    Ceritinib is used in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer.

    How ceritinib works

    Ceritinib is an anti-cancer medication. It works by blocking the action of the abnormal protein that signals cancer cells to multiply. This helps to stop or slow the spread of cancer cells.

    Common side effects of ceritinib

    Fatigue, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea
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    Written By
    Dr. Lalit Mohan Gupta
    MD (Microbiology), MBBS
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    Reviewed By
    Dr. Varun Gupta
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    24 Jun 2019 | 04:58 PM (IST)
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    Available Medicine for Ceritinib

    • ₹7980
      Novartis India Ltd
      1 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Ceritinib

    • Ceritinib is used for the treatment of thyroid cancer.
    • Take it with or without food, preferably at the same time each day.
    • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Drink plenty of fluids and inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
    • Use a reliable contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy while you are taking this medicine and for a month after you stop taking it.
    • Monitor your blood pressure regularly while taking this medication. Inform your doctor if you notice symptoms of very high blood pressure such as severe headache, confusion, problems with your eyesight, nausea or vomiting.
    • It may cause serious bleeding problem. Inform your doctor if you get headaches, stomach pain or if you notice blood in your urine or stools.
    • Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.


    Content on this page was last updated on 24 June, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)