Olanib is used for the returning treatment of some types of ovarian cancer in patients who have had platinum chemotherapy or a change in a gene called BRCA. Olanib is a potent oral poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor. Cancer cells rely on PARP to stay alive, including cancer cells which BRCA gene change, thus Olanib works to stop PARP from repairing DNA damage this results in the death of cancer cells.
Brand Name Olanib
Generic Name Olaparib
Strength 50mg & 150mg
Manufacturer Everest Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Olanib is used in the treatment of ovarian cancer that has returned after treatment using platinum chemotherapy.
How it Works
Olanib is a potent oral poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor. PARP is a protein that helps cells repair themselves. By inhibiting the action of PARP cancer cells are unable to repair themselves.
Common Side effects
These side effects may occur in 10% of people
Loss of appetite
It is advisable to contact your doctor and go to the emergency room immediately if you experience a fever of 38 degrees or more with chills, if you have an allergic reaction such as swelling, itching, or hives and if you are experiencing troubles breathing and having uncontrollable cough.
It is advisable to inform your doctor of any other medications or prescription medications you are taking before starting Olanib treatment. You are also advised against taking any kind of vaccination or immunization while on Olanib treatment.
Store Olanib in a cold dry place away from direct sunlight exposure.
This product is certified and registered with the Directorate General of Drug Administration (DGDA), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of the People’s republic of Bangladesh.