This post explains the side effects of Imbruvica and what to do when you experience some of this.
Imbruvica is a drug used alone or with other medications to treat adults with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, small lymphocytic lymphoma, or Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia (a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma). Imbruvica is also used alone to treat adults with mantle cell lymphoma or marginal zone lymphoma who have received at least one other treatment. Imbruvica is also undergoing a study in the treatment of different types of cancer. Imbruvica blocks a protein called Bruton’s tyrosine kinase (BTK), which may help keep cancer cells from growing. It is a type of tyrosine kinase inhibitor. Also called ibrutinib, Imbruvica is also used to treat specific issues that may occur or come about after a stem transplant, it works by weakening your body’s immune system.
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Common side effects of Imbruvica
Decreased Blood Platelets
Low Levels Of A Type Of White Blood Cell Called Neutrophils
Pneumonia: Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses.
These are common imbruvica side effects but have a considerably mild impact on the patient.
Less Severe conditions associated with Imbruvica Side Effects
If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression.
A Condition With Loosening Of The Nails From The Nailbed Called Onycholysis
A Painful Condition That Affects The Nerves In The Legs And Arms Called Peripheral Neuropathy
Basal Cell Carcinoma Of The Skin
Hives: This is a common skin rash triggered by many things, including certain foods, medication and stress. It’s usually very easy to get this.
While Imbruvica may seem a very effective medication, patients are advised to watch out for any of these side effects and contact their doctor/pharmacist and report whatsoever symptoms they may be having immediately.