Warnings:

Idelalisib may cause serious (possibly fatal) liver disease. Your doctor will test your liver function while you are taking this medication. Tell your doctor right away if you have any symptoms of liver damage, including persistent nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine.

This medication can cause severe diarrhea and a tear in the stomach/intestines (gastrointestinal perforation). Tell your doctor right away if you develop persistent diarrhea, abdominal or stomach pain/cramping, blood/mucus in your stool, fever, nausea/vomiting, or dizziness/fainting.

Idelalisib can cause severe (possibly fatal) lung problems (pneumonitis). Tell your doctor right away if you have any symptoms of lung problems (such as worsening cough, shortness of breath, trouble breathing, wheezing).

This medication may lower your ability to fight infections. This may make you more likely to get a serious (rarely fatal) infection or make any infection you have worse. Your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic to help prevent serious infection during and after treatment with this medication. Carefully follow your doctor's instructions. Get medical help right away if you have any signs of infection (such as sore throat that doesn't go away, fever, chills, cough, new or worsening lymph node swelling).

Uses

This medication is used to treat certain types of cancer (such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia-CLL, follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, small lymphocytic lymphoma-SLL). Idelalisib belongs to a class of drugs known as kinase inhibitors. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

How to use Idelalisib Tablet

See also Warning section.

Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking idelalisib and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually twice daily. Swallow the tablets whole. Do not chew or crush the tablets.

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of side effects will increase.

Since this drug can be absorbed through the skin and lungs and may harm an unborn baby, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle this medication or breathe the dust from the tablets.

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