Zydelig (Idelalisib) is indicated to stop or slows the development of cancer cells. This medication is used for the treatment of certain types of cancer such as:
- Follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
- Small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL)
Follicular B-cell is typically a slow-growing form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. A common symptom of it is enlargement of the lymph nodes.
CLL occurs when the bone marrow makes too many lymphocytes. It is a blood and bone marrow disease that usually gets worse slowly.
SLL it affects a type of white blood cells called lymphocyte. In which it helps your body fight infections.
How does Zydelig (Idelalisib) work?
Zydelig (Idelalisib) works by blocking the effects of an enzyme called PI3K-delta. This enzyme plays a role in the development, migration, and survival of white blood cells. It is overactive in blood cancers. In which it enables the survival of the cancer cells.
Why use Zydelig (Idelalisib)?
Zydelig contains an active ingredient of Idelalisib. It belongs to the class of medications called kinase inhibitors. This product is supplied as tablets for oral use. Each tablet has the strengths of 100 mg and 150 mg. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved this medicine.
How to use Zydelig (Idelalisib)?
Zydelig (Idelalisib) is to be taken by mouth with a full glass of water. It is usually taken twice a day. Swallow the tablet as a whole. Do not break or chew it. You may take it with or without food. The recommended dosage is based on your medical condition and response to it.
Take each dose exactly as it is prescribed. Do not take it more often or longer than the prescription. Remember to take it at the same time and in the same way each day.
What are the side-effects of Zydelig (Idelalisib)?
- Stomach or abdominal pain
- Low energy
- High blood sugar
- Low blood sodium
Warnings and Precautions
- Before taking each dose, tell your doctor if you are allergic to it. This drug may contain an inactive ingredient that causes an allergic reaction.
- Inform your doctor if you have a medical history or current medications.
- Do not share this prescription with others even if they have the same symptoms as yours.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding women, consult your doctor first before taking this drug.
- Keep this away from the reach of children.