Tagrisso (Osimertinib Mesylate) is a cancer medication that is used to treat a certain type of non-small cell lung cancer. Osimertinib belongs to a class of drugs known as kinase inhibitors. This medication inhibits the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. It binds to certain protein called epidermal growth factor receptor-EGFR in some tumors. Tagrisso is usually taken once daily with or without food or as directed by your doctor.
Our Canadian Pharmacy currently offers the brand Tagrisso from Canada and United Kingdom manufactured by AstraZeneca. There is no generic available for this medication. Tagrisso is available in the strength of 40 and 80 mg tablets.
The common side effects of Tagrisso may include back pain, diarrhea, dry or itchy skin, headache, loss of appetite, mouth sores and nausea.
Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the serious side effects such as:
• New or worsening symptoms of lung disease;
• Severe dizziness;
• Slow fast or irregular heartbeat;
• Slow or shallow breathing;
• Signs of blood clots;
• Symptoms of heart failure;
• Unusual tiredness
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not take Tagrisso if you are allergic to Osimertinib or if you have any other allergies. Before you start taking this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medications. Tagrisson may cause blurred vision. You should not drive, use machinery or do any activity that requires a clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Osimertinib can make your more likely to get infections or may worsen your current infections. Avoid contact with people who have infections that are contagious. You should not have any immunizatons or vaccinations without the consent of your doctor. This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it may harm an unborn baby. It is important that you prevent pregnancy while taking this medication and after treatment. Inform your doctor right away if you think you are pregnant. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk.