-TYKERB is used to treat advanced or metastatic breast cancer.
- It can slow down or stop the growth of cancer cells or can destroy them.
- TYKERBis prescribed in combination with other anti-cancer medicines, capecitabine and trastuzumab, depending on the type of tumor and the metastases.
BEFORE STARTING TYKERB THERAPY INFORM YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU HAVE:
â€¢ inflammation of the lungs
â€¢ liver disorder
â€¢ kidney problems
â€¢ diarrhea,Serious skin reactions like may include skin rash,
blisters, and skin peeling.
TYKERB and the use with other medicines?
Simultaneous use of TYKERB and other drugs may disrupt their effects, such as:
â€¢ cyclosporin - a medicine used to suppress the activity of the immune system
â€¢ ritonavir, saquinavir
â€¢ phenytoin, carbamazepine -
â€¢ topotecan, paclitaxel, irinotecan, docetaxel
â€¢ rosuvastatin - a medicine used to treat high cholesterol
â€¢ medicines that reduce the acidity
-Taking TYKERB with food or drinks
Do not drink grapefruit juice during treatment.
- The effect of TYKERB is unknown during pregnancy, but recommendation is not to breastfeed during therapy.
The influence o f TYKERB on the management of motor vehicles and the handling of machines?
- Because of the possible occurrence of side effects of TYKERB, it can compromise the
ability to drive or handle machines.
HOW TO USE TYKERB?
-If TYKERB is prescribed in combination with capecitabine, the usual dose is 5 tablets of the drug daily.
- If TYKERB is prescribed in combination with trastuzumab, the usual dose is 4 tablets of the drug TYKERB daily.
â€¢ Take one after the other, with water, every day at the same time, at least one hour before or at least one hour after a meal.
WHAT ARE KNOWN SIDE EFFECTS?
A severe allergic reaction is a rare adverse reaction
â€¢ Skin rash
â€¢ Usual whistle or difficulty breathing
â€¢ Uwollen eyelids, lips or tongue
â€¢ Pain in the muscles or joints
â€¢ Collapse or loss of consciousness
â€¢ Diarrhea, about you should immediately inform your doctor if diarrhea gets worse
â€¢ Rash, dry skin, itching
â€¢ Loss of appetite
â€¢ Slightness, feeling of weakness
â€¢ Poor digestion
â€¢ Painfully sensitive mouth/wounds in the mouth
â€¢ Abdominal pain
â€¢ Sleep disorder
â€¢ Pain in the joints or back
â€¢ Cough, lack of breath
â€¢ Nose bleeding
â€¢ Hot flashes of red
â€¢ Liver disorder
â€¢ Lung inflammation caused by therapy, which can lead to shortness of breath or cough.