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When and How to Take Vandetanib

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with vandetanib include the following:
  • This medication comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once a day.
  • You can take vandetanib with or without food.
  • Swallow vandetanib tablets whole. Do not crush, chew, or cut them.
  • People who cannot swallow the tablets whole can mix them with two ounces (30 mL) of water and drink the mixture after stirring for about 10 minutes. The tablets will distribute throughout the water, but will not dissolve completely. After drinking the mixture, rinse the glass with another four ounces of water and drink again to ensure you get your complete dose.
  • Try to take your dose at the same time each day to keep an even level of the drug in your bloodstream. Taking it at the same time may also help you remember to take it.
  • For vandetanib to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.

Dosing Information

The dose of vandetanib your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • How you tolerate the medicine
  • Other medical conditions you have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Vandetanib Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions

Vandetanib can potentially react with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Vandetanib).
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