Truqap (capivasertib) is a brand-name drug that’s prescribed to treat a certain type of breast cancer in adults. Truqap comes as an oral tablet that’s typically taken twice per day, 4 days per week.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Truqap to treat a certain type of breast cancer that has worsened or come back after hormone therapy. Truqap is typically prescribed with fulvestrant (Faslodex).

Truqap belongs to a drug class called kinase inhibitors. Truqap isn’t available in a generic version.

Keep reading for specific information about the dosage of Truqap, including its strengths and how to take the medication. For a comprehensive look at Truqap, see this article.

Note: This article describes typical dosages for Truqap provided by the drug’s manufacturer. When taking Truqap, always follow the dosage prescribed by your doctor.

Below is information about Truqap’s recommended dosages.

Truqap form

Truqap comes as an oral tablet.

Truqap strengths

Truqap comes in two strengths: 160 milligrams (mg) and 200 mg.

Typical dosages

The following information describes dosages that are commonly prescribed or recommended. However, be sure to take the dosage your doctor prescribes for you. Your doctor will determine the best dosage to fit your needs. In some cases, doctors may adjust your dosage from those shown below.

Dosage for breast cancer

The recommended dose of Truqap is 400 mg. Typically, you’ll take this twice per day for 4 days, followed by 3 days off each week.

The table below shows an example of the typical dosage schedule of Truqap:

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7
Morning400 mg400 mg400 mg400 mgno doseno doseno dose
Evening400 mg400 mg400 mg400 mgno doseno doseno dose

For more information about your specific dosage, talk with your doctor.

How to take Truqap

Truqap comes as an oral tablet that you swallow whole. Do not divide, crush, chew, or place the tablet in water. You may take your dose with or without food.

Truqap should be taken around the same time each day, typically every 12 hours, on the days you’re scheduled to take it. This helps maintain a steady level of the drug in your body so Truqap can work effectively.

If you have trouble swallowing tablets, see this article for tips on how to take this form of medication. You can also talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

Long-term treatment

Truqap is meant to be taken as a long-term treatment. If you and your doctor determine that Truqap is safe and effective for you, you’ll likely take it until your cancer worsens or you have side effects that are difficult to manage.

Before you start taking Truqap, your doctor will discuss your treatment plan with you.


Some pharmacies offer labels with large print, braille, or a code you scan with a smartphone to convert text to speech. If your local pharmacy doesn’t have these options, your doctor or pharmacist might be able to recommend a pharmacy that does.

If you’re having trouble opening medication bottles, ask your pharmacist about putting Truqap in an easy-open container. They also may recommend tools that can make it easier to open bottles.

It’s important that you do not take more Truqap than your doctor prescribes. For some medications, taking more than the recommended amount may lead to harmful effects or overdose.

If you take more than the recommended amount of Truqap

Call your doctor right away if you believe you’ve taken too much Truqap. Another option is to call America’s Poison Centers at 800-222-1222 or use its online tool. If you have severe symptoms, immediately call 911 or your local emergency number, or go to the nearest emergency room.

Below are some frequently asked questions about Truqap.

What should I do for a missed dose of Truqap?

Whether you take a missed dose of Truqap depends on how long it’s been since the dose was due.

  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible if it’s been 4 hours or less.
  • Skip the missed dose and take your next scheduled dose at the usual time if it’s been more than 4 hours.

Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose. If you’re not sure whether you should take a missed dose or skip it, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.

To help make sure that you don’t miss a dose, try using a medication reminder. This can include setting an alarm or putting a note where you’ll see it, such as on your bathroom mirror or bedside table. You could also download a reminder app on your phone.

How long does it take for Truqap to start working?

Truqap starts to work after your first dose. Because of how the drug works, you likely won’t feel the drug working in your body. Your doctor will monitor you during treatment to check whether your cancer is responding Truqap. However, it may take a few weeks or months before your doctor knows how well the drug is working.

Talk with your doctor if you have questions about what to expect while taking Truqap.

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