TreatmentThe KRAS G12C Mutation Lung Cancer
ManufacturerLUCIUS PHARMACEUTICAL,Laos PDR
Sotorasib is an anti-cancer medication used to treat non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC).It targets a specific mutation, G12C, in the protein K-Ras encoded by gene KRAS which is responsible for various forms of cancer.
The most common side effects include diarrhea, musculoskeletal pain, nausea, fatigue, liver damage and cough.
Sotorasib is an inhibitor of the RAS GTPase family.
Sotorasib is the first approved targeted therapy for tumors with any KRAS mutation, which accounts for approximately 25% of mutations in non-small cell lung cancers.KRAS G12C mutations occur in about 13% of patients with non-small cell lung cancers.Sotorasib was approved for medical use in the United States in May 2021.
Sotorasib is indicated for the treatment of adults with KRAS G12C-mutated locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), as determined by an FDA-approved test, who have received at least one prior systemic therapy.
Why is this medication prescribed?
Sotorasib is used to treat a certain type of lung cancer (non-small cell lung cancer; NSCLC) that has spread to other parts of the body or cannot be removed by surgery in adults who have received at least one other treatment. Sotorasib is in a class of medications called KRAS inhibitors. It works by blocking the action of the abnormal protein that signals cancer cells to multiply. This helps stop or slow the spread of cancer cells.
How should this medicine be used?
Sotorasib comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It is usually taken once daily with or without food. Take sotorasib at around the same time every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take sotorasib exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Swallow the tablets whole; do not split, chew, or crush them.
If you cannot swallow the tablets whole, place the tablets in a glass of 4 ounces (120 mL) of non-carbonated, room temperature water. Do not use any other liquids other than water. Stir until the tablets are in small pieces. Do not crush the tablets; they will not completely dissolve. Drink the mixture right away or within 2 hours of preparing. Do not chew pieces of the tablet. Rinse the glass with an additional 4 ounces (120 mL) of water and drink to make sure that you have taken the full dose. If you do not drink the mixture right away, stir the mixture again before drinking.
If you vomit after taking sotorasib, do not take another dose. Continue your regular dosing schedule the next day.
Your doctor may temporarily or permanently stop your treatment or adjust your dose of sotorasib depending on your response to treatment and any side effects that you experience. Talk to your doctor about how you are feeling during your treatment. Continue to take sotorasib even if you feel well. Do not stop taking sotorasib without talking to your doctor.
Ask your pharmacist or doctor for a copy of the manufacturer's information for the patient.
Other uses for this medicine
This medication may be prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.