LYNPARZA is available to treat women who:
Take 2 LYNPARZA tablets (150 mg each) 2 times a day (300 mg per dose), totaling 4 tablets each day. Each dose should be taken about 12 hours apart. You can take this treatment with or without food. Remember to swallow the tablets whole—do not chew, crush, dissolve, or divide them. Do not take LYNPARZA tablets if they look damaged. You should not take more than 4 LYNPARZA tablets a day.
(150 mg each)Does not represent actual tablet size.
(300 mg per dose)
With or without food
LYNPARZA comes as tablets and capsules. LYNPARZA tablets and capsules are not the same. If your health care provider prescribes LYNPARZA tablets for you, do not take LYNPARZA capsules. Do not take more than 4 LYNPARZA tablets in 1 day. If you have any questions about LYNPARZA, talk to your health care provider or pharmacist.SEE THE DOSING INFORMATION FOR CAPSULES
You may have been prescribed LYNPARZA capsules, which are available to treat women with advanced ovarian cancer who:
Your health care provider will perform a test to make sure that LYNPARZA is right for you.
LYNPARZA capsules are not indicated for maintenance treatment.
Your health care provider may continue to prescribe LYNPARZA capsules for you. See the Prescribing Information for LYNPARZA capsules.
Take 8 LYNPARZA capsules (50 mg each) 2 times a day (400 mg per dose), totaling 16 capsules each day. Each dose should be taken 12 hours apart. You can take this treatment with or without food. Remember to swallow the capsules whole—do not chew, dissolve, or open them. Do not take LYNPARZA capsules if they look damaged or show signs of leakage.
(50 mg each)Does not represent actual capsule size.
(400 mg per dose)
With or without food
The most common side effects of LYNPARZA capsules are nausea or vomiting; tiredness or weakness; diarrhea; indigestion or heartburn; headache; loss of appetite; changes in the way food tastes; changes in kidney function blood test; sore throat or runny nose; upper respiratory infection; cough; pain in the joints, muscles, and back; rash; pain or discomfort in the stomach area.
LYNPARZA comes as tablets and capsules. LYNPARZA tablets and capsules are not the same. If your health care provider prescribes LYNPARZA tablets for you, do not take LYNPARZA capsules. Do not take more than 16 LYNPARZA capsules in 1 day. If you have any questions about LYNPARZA, talk to your health care provider or pharmacist.See the dosing information for tablets
Tell your health care provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Taking LYNPARZA and certain other medicines may affect how LYNPARZA works and may cause side effects.
Take your next dose at the usual scheduled time. Do not take an extra dose to make up for the one you missed.
Call your health care provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.
They may increase the levels of LYNPARZA in your blood.
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Talk to your health care provider and see how LYNPARZA may help you.
LYNPARZA is a prescription medicine used to treat adults who have:
It is not known if LYNPARZA is safe and effective in children.
LYNPARZA may cause serious side effects, including:
Bone marrow problems called Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) or Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Some people who have ovarian cancer or breast cancer and who have received previous treatment with chemotherapy, radiotherapy, or certain other medicines for their cancer have developed MDS or AML during treatment with LYNPARZA. MDS or AML may lead to death. If you develop MDS or AML, your healthcare provider will stop treatment with LYNPARZA.
Symptoms of low blood cell counts are common during treatment with LYNPARZA, but can be a sign of serious bone marrow problems, including MDS or AML. Symptoms may include weakness, weight loss, fever, frequent infections, blood in urine or stool, shortness of breath, feeling very tired, bruising or bleeding more easily.
Your healthcare provider will do blood tests to check your blood cell counts:
Lung problems (pneumonitis). Tell your healthcare provider if you have any new or worsening symptoms of lung problems, including shortness of breath, fever, cough, or wheezing. Your healthcare provider may do a chest x-ray if you have any of these symptoms. Your healthcare provider may temporarily or completely stop treatment if you develop pneumonitis. Pneumonitis may lead to death.
Before taking LYNPARZA, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Taking LYNPARZA and certain other medicines may affect how LYNPARZA works and may cause side effects.
How should I take LYNPARZA?
What should I avoid while taking LYNPARZA?
Avoid grapefruit, grapefruit juice, Seville oranges, and Seville orange juice during treatment with LYNPARZA since they may increase the level of LYNPARZA in your blood.
LYNPARZA may cause serious side effects. The most common side effects of LYNPARZA are:
These are not all the possible side effects of LYNPARZA. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about side effects.
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