Olaparib is used to treat advanced ovarian cancer or breast cancer in patients with a certain type of BRCA gene mutation.
Olaparib is available in both tablet and capsule form. Make sure you take the right form specified by your doctor as the two forms are NOT interchangeable.
Inform your doctor if any of the following occurs:
Inform your doctor if you or your partner plan for or suspect pregnancy.
Take Olaparib twice daily at approximately the same time each day. Take the exact number of tablets / capsules as instructed by your doctor. Swallow the tablets / capsules whole.
For tablets: Take with or without food.
For capsules: Take 2 hours before food or 1 hour after food.
If you miss a dose of Olaparib, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing time. Do not make up for the missed dose or take two doses at once.
If you overdose on this medication, inform your doctor immediately.
Do not crush, chew or break the tablets / capsules.
For tablets: Store at room temperature, in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
For capsules: Store in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.
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