Uses

This medication is used to treat a certain type of cancer (multiple myeloma). It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.

How to use

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking ixazomib and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after food as directed by your doctor, usually once a week for 3 weeks, then stopping the medication for 1 week. This is one cycle of treatment. Continue taking the medication this way as directed by your doctor. Swallow the medication whole with water. Do not crush, chew, or open the capsules.

If you vomit after taking a dose, do not take another dose at that time. Take your next dose at the regular time.

The dosage is based on your medical condition, lab tests, and response to treatment.

Take this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same time and day of the week on the weeks you take the medication.

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.

If a capsule breaks, avoid skin and eye contact with the contents of the capsule. If the contents of the capsule get on the skin, wash the area with plenty of water and soap. If the contents of the capsule get in the eyes, flush the eyes with plenty of water.

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

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