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Alectinib

This page contains brief information about alectinib and a collection of links to more information about the use of this drug, research results, and ongoing clinical trials.

US Brand Name(s)
Alecensa
FDA Approved
Yes

FDA label information for this drug is available at DailyMed.

Use in Cancer

Alectinib is approved to treat:

  • Non-small cell lung cancer that has a mutation in the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene and has metastasized (spread to other parts of the body).

More About Alectinib

MedlinePlus Information on Alectinib – A lay language summary of important information about this drug that may include the following:

  • warnings about this drug,
  • what this drug is used for and how it is used,
  • what you should tell your doctor before using this drug,
  • what you should know about this drug before using it,
  • other drugs that may interact with this drug, and
  • possible side effects.

Drugs are often studied to find out if they can help treat or prevent conditions other than the ones they are approved for. This patient information sheet applies only to approved uses of the drug. However, much of the information may also apply to unapproved uses that are being studied.