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Composition for Tykerb Products

Tykerb Products are primarily used for

About Tykerb Products

Uses of Tykerb Products

Lapatinib is used in the treatment of breast cancer.

Tykerb Products side effects


Side Effects of Tykerb are Abdominal pain, Back pain, Breathing problems, Constipation, Cough, Diarrhea, Fatigue, Headache, Hot flashes, Increased bilirubin in the blood, Indigestion, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Joint pain, Liver damage, Loss of appetite, Mucosal inflammation, Nausea, Pain in extremity, Rash, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Vomiting, Weakness, Weight gain.

How Tykerb Products work

Lapatinib is an anti-cancer medication. This works against the HER2 (human epidermal growth factor receptor protein) receptors and EGFRs (epidermal growth factor receptor) which is responsible for the over-proliferation of cells. This is how it inhibits the growth of cancerous cells causing downstream signaling pathways.

Patient Concerns about Tykerb Products

Frequently asked questions about Tykerb Products

Frequently asked questions about Lapatinib

Q. Is Tykerb 250mg Tablet a chemotherapy medicine?
No, this is a targeted drug which belongs to a class of anti-cancer medicines. They are more specific than chemotherapy in their mechanisms of action. Tykerb 250mg Tablet belongs to tyrosine kinase inhibitors group of medicines. It works by blocking the action of the abnormal protein that signals cancer cells to multiply. This helps stop or slow the spread of cancer cells.
Q. Can Tykerb 250mg Tablet be given in combination with other anti-cancer drug?
Yes, Tykerb 250mg Tablet can be used with other anti-cancer drugs. Generally, it is used in combination with capecitabine to treat advanced breast cancer in patients who have already been treated with chemotherapy. Tykerb 250mg Tablet is also used with letrozole to treat breast cancer in post-menopausal women.
Q. How should I take Tykerb 250mg Tablet?
You should take Tykerb 250mg Tablet exactly as advised by your doctor. Swallow Tykerb 250mg Tablet tablets whole with a glass of water, at the same time each day. It is important that you take Tykerb 250mg Tablet 1 hour before or 1 hour after meals and at the same time in relation to food each day (e.g., you could always take your tablet one hour before breakfast).
Q. Does Tykerb 250mg Tablet have any effect on liver?
Tykerb 250mg Tablet may cause liver damage which can be severe or life threatening. Liver damage can occur as soon as several days or as late as several months after the start of treatment with Tykerb 250mg Tablet. Inform your doctor if you have or had liver disease. If you experience any of the symptoms such as itching, change in color of the skin or eyes (yellowing), discoloration of urine, pain in the upper right part of the stomach, unusual bleeding or bruising, or pale or dark stools, call your doctor immediately.
Q. How should I manage diarrhea while taking Tykerb 250mg Tablet?
If you suffer from diarrhoea while taking Tykerb 250mg Tablet, you should drink plenty of fluids (8 to 10 glasses a day) such as water, sports drinks, or other clear liquids. You should eat low-fat, high protein foods instead of fatty or spicy foods. Eating cooked vegetables instead of raw vegetables and removing the skin from fruits before eating can also be helpful. Try to avoid milk and milk products (including ice cream) and herbal supplements (some may cause diarrhoea). Inform the doctor, if the condition persists, who may interrupt the treatment depending on severity of diarrhoea.
Q. How can I take care of my skin while on Tykerb 250mg Tablet?
Your doctor will check your skin before and during the treatment. If you have sensitive skin, use a soap-free cleanser and beauty products that are fragrance-free and hypoallergenic . It is also advised that you use a sunscreen with an SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 30 or higher. Inform your doctor immediately if you get a rash.
Q. What tests will the doctor advise before starting Tykerb 250mg Tablet?
You may need extra tests to check that your heart and liver are working properly. Tykerb 250mg Tablet may change the way your heart beats and pumps blood through your body. Your doctor will monitor you carefully to see whether Tykerb 250mg Tablet has affected your heart. Along with that, your doctor will get your liver function investigated. Based on the results of these tests, the doctor will decide whether dose adjustment or discontinuation of treatment is required.
Q. How long after Tykerb 250mg Tablet can I plan pregnancy?
Use an effective method of contraception to avoid pregnancy while you are taking Tykerb 250mg Tablet and continue for at least 1 week after the last dose. Inform your doctor if you become pregnant, who will decide whether to stop or continue treatment.

Products for Tykerb

Tykerb 250mg Tablet
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