Lanvis 40 mg tablets
1 What Lanvis is and what it is used for
2 What you need to know before you take Lanvis
3 How to take Lanvis
4 Possible side effects
5 How to store Lanvis
6 Contents of the pack and other information
Lanvis tablets contain a medicine called tioguanine. This belongs to a group of medicines called cytotoxics (also called chemotherapy). Lanvis is used for certain blood problems and cancers of the blood. It works by reducing the number of new blood cells your body makes.
Lanvis is used for acute (fast-growing) leukaemias, especially:
Ask your doctor if you would like more explanation about these diseases.
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before taking Lanvis:
If you are not sure if any of the above apply to you, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.before taking Lanvis.
Your doctor may ask you to have a blood test while you are taking Lanvis. This is to check your blood cell count. Your doctor may also perform genetic testing (i.e. looking at your TPMT and/or NUDT15 genes) before or during your treatment to determine if your response to this medication may be affected by your genetics. Your doctor may change your dose of Lanvis after these tests.
While taking Lanvis you may become sensitive to the sunlight which can cause skin discolouration or a rash. Take care to avoid too much sun, cover up and use sunscreen.
Tell your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
In particular tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following:
If you are going to have a vaccination speak to your doctor or nurse before you have it. This is because some vaccines (like polio, measles, mumps and rubella) may give you an infection if you have them whilst you are taking Lanvis.
If you are pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine. This applies to both men and women. Lanvis may harm your sperm or eggs. Reliable contraceptive precautions must be taken to avoid pregnancy whilst you or your partner are taking this medicine.
If you are breast-feeding, ask your doctor or midwife for advice before taking Lanvis.
There are no data available on the effects of Lanvis on the ability to drive and use machines.
If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking Lanvis tablets.
Lanvis should only be given to you by a specialist doctor who is experienced in treating blood problems.
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. It is important to take your medicine at the right times. The label on your pack will tell you how many tablets to take and how often to take them. Check with your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are not sure.
The dose of Lanvis you are given will be worked out by your doctor based on:
The usual dose is between 60 and 200 mg/m2 body surface area per day. If you have a problem with your kidneys or liver you may be given a lower dose of Lanvis.
If you take more Lanvis than you should, tell your doctor immediately or go to a hospital straight away. Take the medicine pack with you.
Tell your doctor. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
Do not stop taking Lanvis without your doctor’s advice.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse..
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Talk to your doctor if you have any of the following side effects which may also happen with this medicine:
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people)
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people)
The following other effects have been rarely reported: rash, sensitivity to light, heart problems, ringing in the ears and deafness and unusual movements of the eye.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via:
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
The active ingredient is tioguanine. Each Lanvis tablet contains 40 mg of tioguanine.
The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, starch (potato), acacia, stearic acid, magnesium stearate.
Lanvis Tablets are white to off-white tablets, round, biconvex scored and imprinting ‘T40’ on upper side, without score and debossing on lower side.
Your Lanvis tablets are in bottles of 25 tablets.
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