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Composition for TYKERB

Lapatinib(250 mg)

food interaction for TYKERB

alcohol interaction for TYKERB

pregnancy interaction for TYKERB

lactation interaction for TYKERB

It is better to take Tykerb 250 mg tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Tykerb 250 mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Tykerb 250 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Lapatinib(250 mg)


Tykerb 250 mg tablet is used in the treatment of breast cancer.

How it works

Tykerb 250 mg tablet belongs to a class of medications called antineoplastic kinase inhibitors. It works by blocking the action of the abnormal protein that signals cancer cells to multiply thus helping to slow or stop the spread of cancer cells.

Common side effects

Nausea, Liver disorder, Back pain, Pain in extremity, Joint pain, Constipation, Cough, Diarrhoea, Dry skin, Shortness of breath, Thinning of hair, Hair loss, Headache, Altered heart rate, Hot flashes, Indigestion, Insomnia, Itching, Loss of appetite, Nail disorder, Nose bleed, Rash, Skin reaction, Fatigue, Sleepiness, Sore mouth, Stomach pain, Vomiting

Common Dosage for TYKERB 250 MG TABLET

Patients taking TYKERB 250 MG TABLET

  • 40%
    Twice A Day
  • 40%
    Once A Day
  • 20%
    Four Times A Day


No substitutes found

Expert advice for TYKERB

  • Before taking Lapatinib, tell your doctor, if you have heart disease such as heart failure or had a heart attack. You may need to undergo cardiac function tests prior to initiation of treatment and during treatment with Lapatinib to monitor your condition.
  • Lapatinib may cause liver damage which can be severe or life-threatening. Tell your doctor if you have or ever had liver disease.
  • Take precautions as Lapatinib often causes diarrhea, which can be severe.
  • You should be monitored for symptoms of pulmonary toxicity (dyspnea, cough, fever) and treatment should be discontinued if you experience severe symptoms.
  • You must use a reliable method of contraception to avoid becoming pregnant while on Lapatinib.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as Lapatinib may cause extreme tiredness/weakness.

Frequently asked questions for TYKERB


Q.Is lapatinib cytotoxic/ chemotherapy?
Lapatinib is not cytotoxic and not a chemotherapy drug

Q.Is lapatinib a monoclonal antibody?
Lapatinib is not a monoclonal antibody.


Content on this page was last updated on 09 August, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)