Olaparib(Bracanat 100) can be used alone or in combination with bevacizumab (Avastin) to help maintain the response of certain types of ovarian (female reproductive organs where eggs are formed), fallopian tube (the tube that transports eggs released by the ovaries to the uterus), and peritoneal (layer of tissue that lines the abdomen) cancer in patients who have either completely responded to their initial chemotherapy treatments or only partially responded to subsequent treatments. Additionally, Olaparib is used to treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body and has not improved or worsened after other treatments. It is also used to treat some types of early breast cancer in patients who have already received other types of chemotherapy. Olaparib is also used to treat a variety of prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, doesn’t respond to medical or surgical treatments to lower testosterone levels, and has gotten worse after being treated with enzalutamide or abiraterone. Olaparib can also be used to treat ovarian cancer that hasn’t improved or gotten worse after at least three other treatments. Olaparib is also used to maintain the response of a particular type of pancreatic cancer that has not progressed or spread after the initial chemotherapy treatment. Olaparib is an inhibitor of the PARP (polyadenosine 5′-diphosphoribose polymerase) enzyme. By destroying cancer cells, it works.
How should you use this medication?
- Olaparib(bracanat100) is available as a tablet that can be taken with or without food twice daily. It’s best to space your doses out by about 12 hours. Olaparib should be taken at roughly the same times each day. Carefully follow the instructions on your prescription label, and if you have any questions, ask your pharmacist or doctor. Follow all directions when taking olaparib. Do not take it more frequently or less frequently than your doctor has instructed.
- Completely swallow the tablets They should not be broken up, divided, or dissolved.
- During your treatment, your doctor might tell you to take less olaparib or to stop taking it for a while. This will be contingent on the effectiveness of the medication as well as any possible adverse effects. During the course of your olaparib treatment, be sure to let your doctor know how you’re feeling.
What specific safety measures should I take?
- Prior to consuming Olaparib:
If you are allergic to olaparib, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in olaparib tablets, tell your doctor and pharmacist. For a list of the ingredients, consult the Medication Guide or your pharmacist.
- Inform your physician and pharmacist of any other prescription or non-prescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, or herbal products that you are currently taking or plan to take. It’s possible that your doctor will need to adjust the dosage of your medication or closely monitor you for side effects.
- Olaparib may interact with the following herbs: Wheat of the mouth. Before you start taking olaparib, make sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist that you are taking this medication. If you are currently taking olaparib, you should not start taking this medication without first talking to your doctor about it.
- If you have or have ever had lung or breathing issues, blood clots in your legs or lungs, kidney or liver disease, or any of these conditions, tell your doctor.
- You should be aware that you should not give your sperm away for three months after your last dose of olaparib.
SIDE EFFECTS OF BRACANAT 100
There may be side effects from BRACANAT. If any of these symptoms persist or become severe, consult your physician:
-muscle, joint, or back pain;
-stomach pain or discomfort;
-mouth pain or sores;
Serious side effects are possible. Call your doctor right away if any of these symptoms occur:
-new or worsening cough,
-unusual bruising or bleeding;
-blood in the urine or stool;
STORAGE AND DISPOSAL OF THIS MEDICINE
- Keep this medication out of the reach of children and in the container it came in. It should be kept at room temperature, away from moisture and heat (not in the bathroom).
- It is essential to keep all medications out of children’s sight and reach because many containers, such as those for eye drops, creams, patches, and inhalers as well as weekly pill minders, are not child-resistant and young children can easily open them. Always lock safety caps and immediately store the medication in a secure location that is up, away, and out of their sight and reach to prevent poisoning in young children.
- Special disposal methods should be used to prevent pets, children, and others from consuming unneeded medications. However, you should not discard this medication. Instead, a medicine take-back program is the best way to get rid of your medication. Find out about your neighborhood’s take-back programs by speaking with your pharmacist or the department of garbage and recycling in your area.
What additional details should I be aware of?
- Keep all of your lab and doctor’s appointments. Before you begin treatment, your doctor may order a lab test to determine whether olaparib can treat your condition. During your treatment, your doctor will order a number of lab tests to see how your body reacts to olaparib.
- Do not give your medication to anyone else. If you have any questions about refilling your prescription, ask your pharmacist.
- Maintaining a written record of all of your prescription and nonprescription (over-the-counter) medications, as well as products like vitamins, minerals, and other dietary supplements, is essential. When you visit a doctor or are admitted to a hospital, you should bring this list with you. Additionally, it is essential information to keep on hand in case of an emergency.