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Composition FOR TYKERB 250mg tablet

Lapatinib(250mg)

food interaction for TYKERB tablet

alcohol interaction for TYKERB tablet

pregnancy interaction for TYKERB tablet

lactation interaction for TYKERB tablet

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Tykerb 250mg tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Tykerb 250mg 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Tykerb 250mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR TYKERB 250mg tablet

Lapatinib(250mg)

Tykerb tablet uses

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

How tykerb tablet works

In patients with cancer, a change in DNA (genetic material) triggers a signal which produces abnormal cancer cells. Tykerb 250mg tablet blocks this signal, and thus stops the production of these cancer cells.

Common side effects of tykerb tablet

Nausea, Headache, Back pain, Breathing difficulty, Rash, Joint pain, Pain in extremity, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Loss of appetite, Dyspepsia, Hot flushes, Diarrhoea, Cough, Nose bleed, Constipation, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)

COMMON DOSAGE FOR TYKERB 250MG TABLET

Patients taking TYKERB 250MG TABLET

  • 50%
    Twice A Day
  • 38%
    Once A Day
  • 13%
    Four Times A Day

SUBSTITUTES FOR TYKERB tablet

No substitutes found

Expert advice FOR TYKERB tablet

  • 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 250mg tablet

Lapatinib

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)