RAHIKA 200MG TABLET

SKU: AH_ONC_8618 Category:

Generic : Capmatinib (200mg)

Treatment : Non-small Cell Lung Cancer

Pack size  :  12 (Tablet)

Manufacturer : Novartis India Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$28.80

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Rahika 200mg Tablet is used in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. This drug stops or slows down the growth of cancer cells.

Rahika 200mg Tablet should be taken with or without food, but try to have it at the same time every day to get the most benefits. Your doctor will decide what dose is necessary and how often you need to take it. This will depend on what you are being treated for and may change from time to time. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or more than the recommended dose can cause severe side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless the doctor tells you to. Edema, nausea, musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, vomiting, dyspnea, cough, and decreased appetite are some common side effects of this medicine. Some serious side effects that might occur and need doctor consultation include tiredness, itchy skin, yellowing of the skin, chest pain or discomfort, and changes in the heartbeat. Your doctor may perform some blood tests before and after the treatment to check for liver or blood sugar levels.

Before taking Rahika 200mg Tablet, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, liver or kidney problems, or are taking any medicines to treat infections. Many other medicines can affect or be affected by this medicine; therefore, let your healthcare team know about all your medications. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during the treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.

 

BENEFITS OF RAHIKA TABLET

In Treatment of Non-small cell lung cancer

Non-small cell lung cancer is one of the major kinds of lung cancer, affecting both smokers and non-smokers. Rahika 200mg Tablet helps treat non-small cell lung cancer and may be given alone or in combination with other medicines. It is a potent and very toxic medicine, and you should discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this treatment, and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

 

HOW TO USE RAHIKA TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Rahika 200mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

 

HOW RAHIKA TABLET WORKS

Rahika 200mg Tablet works by blocking the action of an abnormal protein that promotes the multiplication of cancer cells. This helps slow or stop the spread of cancer cells.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Rahika 200mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Rahika 200mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
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Breast feeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Rahika 200mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
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Driving

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Rahika 200mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
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Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Rahika 200mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Rahika 200mg Tablet is recommended.
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Liver

CAUTION
Rahika 200mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Rahika 200mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE RAHIKA TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Rahika 200mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Rahika

  • Edema (swelling)
  • Nausea
  • Musculoskeletal stiffness
  • Breathlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting
  • Cough
  • Decreased appetite

FAQ's

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Q. What is Rahika 200mg Tablet and what is it used for?

Rahika 200mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with a kind of lung cancer called non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) that has spread to other parts of the body or cannot be removed by surgery and whose tumors have an abnormal gene.

Q. Can Rahika 200mg Tablet be taken during pregnancy?

This treatment may harm a baby developing in the womb. It is important not to conceive during and for 1 week after your last dose of Rahika 200mg Tablet. Talk to your doctor about effective contraception before starting the treatment.

Q. How many times a day can I take Rahika 200mg Tablet?

This medicine is to be taken twice a day with or without food or as advised by your doctor. It is advisable not to change your dose or stop taking this medicine unless the doctor tells you to.

Q. What tests will be prescribed before starting the treatment with Rahika 200mg Tablet?

You will be prescribed a liver test to assess how well your liver is working before and during the treatment. Inform your doctor immediately if you develop any signs and symptoms of liver problems, including your skin or the white part of your eyes turning yellow, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, dark-colored urine, or stomach pain.

Q. Is Rahika 200mg Tablet a targeted therapy?

Yes, Rahika 200mg Tablet is the first targeted therapy designed specifically for patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose tumors have a mutation that leads to mesenchymal-epithelial transition (MET) exon 14 skipping.

Q. Which is better, targeted therapy or chemotherapy?

Both chemotherapy and targeted therapy are two effective methods for cancer therapy. The difference is that chemotherapy can also kill normal cells when destroying cancer cells. On the other hand, targeted therapy does not affect normal cells while killing the targeted cancer cells.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Rahika 200mg Tablet?

Your skin may become sensitive to the sun (photosensitivity) during the treatment with this medicine. Use a sunscreen or wear clothes that cover your skin during your treatment to limit direct sunlight exposure.

Q. I am experiencing nausea and extreme tiredness. Is this due to Rahika 200mg Tablet?

Nausea and fatigue or tiredness are some of the common side effects of this medicine. Eat smaller, more frequent meals to reduce the feeling of nausea. Avoid food that is salty, spicy, fried, or fatty. Take plenty of rest and do light exercise daily to keep yourself active and reduce fatigue.

Q. Should I avoid any food and drinks while taking Rahika 200mg Tablet?

You can continue with your normal diet unless your doctor tells you otherwise. However, it is advisable to sip water regularly to prevent dehydration, eat small, simple but nourishing snacks every few hours rather than large meals, and suck on hard candy or popsicles to prevent nausea and vomiting.

Q. I am noticing swelling in the lower legs and ankles. Should I inform my doctor?

You might experience swelling in different parts of your body while taking Rahika 200mg Tablet. Inform your doctor as they may change your dose, temporarily stop, or permanently stop the treatment according to the side effects

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 12

pack form  – tablet

 

MORE INFORMATION

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Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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