Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®
Rucaparib is used as maintenance treatment in patients with ovarian cancer, fallopian tube cancer, or primary peritoneal cancer that has come back. It is only used in patients who have a certain type of inherited (germline) or acquired (somatic) abnormal BRCA gene. Your doctor will test for the presence of this gene. It is used in patients who have received complete or partial treatment with platinum-based cancer medicines.
Rucaparib is also used to treat metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (prostate cancer that has spread and is resistant to medical or surgical treatments that lower testosterone). It is only used in patients who have a certain type of inherited (germline) or acquired (somatic) abnormal BRCA gene. Your doctor will test for the presence of this gene.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.
This product is available in the following dosage forms:
Portions of this document last updated: Feb. 01, 2023
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