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Ukoniq

Generic Name: umbralisib (UM bra LIS ib)
Brand Name: Ukoniq

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com on March 17, 2021. Written by Cerner Multum.

What is umbralisib?

Umbralisib is used to treat certain types of lymphoma in adults.

Umbralisib is given after other cancer treatments did not work or have stopped working.

Umbralisib may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Warnings

Umbralisib affects your immune system. You may get infections more easily, even serious or fatal infections. Call your doctor if you have a fever, chills, cough, or other flu-like symptoms

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of a severe skin reaction such as a fever with skin rash, itching, blistering, peeling, or sores on your skin or mouth.

Before taking this medicine

Tell your doctor if you have and infection, or if you've ever had:

  • a stomach or intestinal disorder;

  • liver problems; or

  • an allergy to aspirin or yellow food dye.

You may need to have a negative pregnancy test before starting this treatment.

Both men and women using this medicine should use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy. Umbralisib can harm an unborn baby if the mother or father is using this medicine.

Keep using birth control for at least 1 month after your last dose. Tell your doctor right away if a pregnancy occurs while either the mother or the father is using umbralisib.

This medicine may affect fertility (ability to have children) in men. However, it is important to use birth control to prevent pregnancy because umbralisib can harm an unborn baby.

Do not breastfeed while using this medicine, and for at least 1 month after your last dose.

How should I take umbralisib?

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

Take with food, at the same time each day.

Swallow the tablet whole and do not crush, chew, or break it.

If you vomit shortly after taking umbralisib, do not take another dose. Wait until your next scheduled dose time to take the medicine again.

Umbralisib affects your immune system. You may get infections more easily, even serious or fatal infections. Your doctor will need to examine you on a regular basis.

You may be given other medications to help prevent serious infections. Keep using these medicines for as long as your doctor has prescribed.

Do not change your dose or stop using umbralisib without your doctor's advice.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Use the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if you are more than 12 hours late for the dose. Do not use two doses at one time.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should I avoid while taking umbralisib?

Follow your doctor's instructions about any restrictions on food, beverages, or activity.

Umbralisib side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction (hives, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash with blistering and peeling).

Seek medical treatment if you have a serious drug reaction that can affect many parts of your body. Symptoms may include: skin rash, fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, severe weakness, unusual bruising, or yellowing of your skin or eyes.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • a severe skin rash, or sores on your skin or mouth;

  • severe or ongoing diarrhea, stools with mucus or blood, or severe stomach pain;

  • liver problems--stomach pain (upper right side), tiredness, itching, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or

  • low blood cell counts--fever, chills, tiredness, mouth sores, skin sores, easy bruising, unusual bleeding, pale skin, cold hands and feet, feeling light-headed or short of breath.

Common side effects may include:

  • low blood cell counts;

  • nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite;

  • cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat;

  • muscle or bone pain;

  • feeling tired; or

  • abnormal kidney function tests.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect umbralisib?

Other drugs may affect umbralisib, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any medicine you start or stop using.

Further information

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.