Description and Brand Names
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Ripretinib is used to treat gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) in patients who have received treatment with at least 3 other medicines (eg, imatinib). GIST is a group of cancer cells that start growing in the wall of the stomach, bowels, or rectum.
Ripretinib belongs to the group of medicines known as antineoplastics (cancer medicines). It works by interfering with the growth of cancer cells, which are eventually destroyed.
Before you begin treatment with ripretinib, you should talk to your doctor about the benefits as well as the risks of using this medicine.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
This product is available in the following dosage forms: