Osimertinib is used to treat non-small cell lung cancer that is positive for an abnormal “EGFR” gene. You doctor will test you for this gene.
Osimertinib is sometimes given when the cancer has spread to other parts of the body (metastatic), or may come back after surgery.
Osimertinib may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
non-small cell lung cancer
80 mg orally once a day
Duration of therapy:
-Adjuvant setting: Until disease progression, unacceptable toxicity, or for up to 3 years
Metastatic lung cancer: Until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity
Precaution & Warnings:
Osimertinib can cause serious side effects on your heart, lungs, skin, or eyes.
Call your doctor at once if you have fast or pounding heartbeats, swelling in your lower legs, fever, cough, trouble breathing, skin blistering or peeling, vision changes, eye pain, increased sensitivity to light, or if you feel light-headed or short of breath.
Proper doctor prescription is needed.
*Note: The prescription should not be older than 6 month.
Osimertinib can cause a serious heart problem. Your risk may be higher if you also use certain other medicines for infections, asthma, heart problems, high blood pressure, depression, mental illness, cancer, malaria, or HIV.
Other drugs may affect osimertinib, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use.