Alectinib is a prescription medication used to treat a certain type of advanced lung cancer. Alectinib belongs to a group of drugs called kinase inhibitors. These work by blocking the activity of the ALK (gene mutation) protein to prevent cancer cells from growing and spreading.
This medication comes in capsule (by mouth) form and is taken twice a day with food.
Common side effects of alectinib include tiredness, constipation, and swelling in the hands, feet, ankles, and eyelids.