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What is Lynparza used for?

This medication is used to treat certain cancers (such as breast, ovarian, fallopian tube, pancreatic, peritoneal cancer, prostate). Olaparib works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.




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Lynparza Frequently Asked Questions

Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking olaparib tablets and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication also comes in a capsule form. Do not take the capsule form in place of the tablets unless your doctor tells you to do so. They do not work the same way. Ask your doctor for details.

Take olaparib tablets by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually twice daily (about 12 hours apart). Swallow the tablets whole. Do not chew, crush, dissolve, or split the tablets.

Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using this medication unless your doctor or pharmacist says you may do so safely. Also avoid eating Seville oranges (often found in marmalade). Grapefruit and Seville oranges can increase the chance of side effects with this medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.

Do not increase your dose or use this drug more often or for longer than prescribed. Your condition will not improve any faster, and your risk of serious side effects will increase.

Since this drug can be absorbed through the skin and lungs and may harm an unborn baby, women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant should not handle this medication or breathe the dust from the tablets.

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Lynparza Dosage and Form Information

100 Mg
150 Mg