1. What is ibrutinib?
Answer: Ibrutinib is a prescription medication used to treat certain types of lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, and other forms of cancer. It is available as a capsule and works by blocking certain proteins that cancer cells need to grow.
2. How should I take ibrutinib?
Answer: Ibrutinib should be taken as directed by your doctor. Take it with a full glass of water and swallow the capsule whole. Do not crush, chew, or break the capsule. Take ibrutinib at the same time each day.
3. What are the side effects of ibrutinib?
Answer: The most common side effects of ibrutinib are fatigue, muscle or joint pain, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Other side effects may include headache, stomach pain, rash, fever, and sore throat. Call your doctor if you experience any of these side effects.
4. Are there any interactions I should be aware of when taking ibrutinib?
Answer: There are several drugs that may interact with ibrutinib. Tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking, including any over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements. It is especially important to tell your doctor if you are taking antifungal medications, heart medications, or medications for HIV/AIDS.