Odomzo is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body.
Odomzo is used to treat basal cell carcinoma (a type of skin cancer).
Odomzo is usually given when surgery or radiation cannot be used, or have been used without success
Basal cell carcinoma
200 mg orally once a day
Duration of therapy: Until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity
-This drug should be taken on an empty stomach at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal.
-Prior to treatment initiation, serum creatinine kinase (CK) levels and renal function tests should be obtained from all patients, and the pregnancy status of females of reproductive potential should be verified.
Use: Treatment of adult patients with locally advanced basal cell carcinoma (BCC) that has recurred following surgery or radiation therapy, or those who are not candidates for surgery or radiation therapy.
Precaution & Warnings:
Odomzo can cause severe birth defects or stillbirth if the mother or father is taking this medicine at the time of conception or during pregnancy. Both men and women using this medicine should use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy.
If you are a woman, do not use sonidegib if you are pregnant. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy while you are using this medicine and for at least 20 months after your last dose.
If you are a man, always use a condom during sex with a woman who is pregnant or is able to get pregnant, even if you have had a vasectomy. Keep using condoms while you are taking Odomzo and for at least 8 months after your last dose.
Odomzo can cause a condition that results in the breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue. Call your doctor right away if you have unexplained muscle pain or weakness.
Proper doctor prescription is needed.
*Note: The prescription should not be older than 6 month.
Sometimes it is not safe to use certain medications at the same time. Some drugs can affect your blood levels of other drugs you take, which may increase side effects or make the medications less effective.
Other drugs may interact with sonidegib, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.