What should I ask my doctor about ALECENSA® (alectinib)?

You probably have questions about ALK+ mNSCLC and want to learn more about ALECENSA. Always talk with your doctor first if you have any questions about your treatment with ALECENSA.

Here are some questions to help start the conversation with your doctor:

  • How might ALECENSA help me?
  • How will I know if ALECENSA is working for me?
  • What side effects might I experience?
  • What is the best way to contact you if I experience any side effects?
  • How can I fill my prescription for ALECENSA?

Always ask any questions you may have so you stay informed about your disease and your treatment. This information is for general purposes only and is not a substitute for consulting your healthcare team.

What should I tell my doctor?

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You can report side effects to the FDA at 1 (800) FDA-1088.

Before you take ALECENSA, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

  • Have liver problems
  • Have lung or breathing problems
  • Have a slow heartbeat
  • Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. ALECENSA can harm your unborn baby. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant during treatment with ALECENSA or think you may be pregnant
    • Women who are able to become pregnant should use effective birth control during treatment with ALECENSA and for 1 week after the final dose of ALECENSA
    • Men who have female partners who are able to become pregnant should use effective birth control during treatment with ALECENSA and for 3 months after the final dose of ALECENSA
  • Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if ALECENSA passes into your breast milk. Do not breastfeed during treatment with ALECENSA and for 1 week after the final dose of ALECENSA. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby during this time

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take. This includes:

  • Prescription medicines
  • Over-the-counter medicines
  • Vitamins
  • Herbal supplements

What you should avoid while taking ALECENSA:

  • Avoid spending time in the sunlight during treatment with ALECENSA and for 7 days after the final dose of ALECENSA. You may burn more easily and get severe sunburns. Use sunscreen and lip balm with SPF 50 or greater to help protect against sunburn.

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