Tykerb 250mg Tablet

Tykerb 250mg Tablet

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Introduction

Tykerb 250mg Tablet is used in the treatment of breast cancer. It shows its working by stopping or slowing down the growth of cancer cells. It is either used alone or in combination with some other medicine to cure advanced stage of breast cancer.

Tykerb 250mg Tablet should be taken on an empty stomach or should be taken one hour before or 2 hour after meal.  You should continue to take it as long as your doctor advises it. The duration of treatment varies according to your need and response to treatment. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, headache, back pain, and breathing difficulty. It may cause severe diarrhea, drink plenty of fluids or consult with your doctor if it bothers you. You may be asked for regular monitoring of blood pressure while taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you notice severe headache, confusion, problems with your eyesight, nausea or vomiting. It might cause serious skin reaction, inform your doctor if you notice rash, red skin, blistering of the lips, eyes or mouth, skin peeling. You may be also checked for liver functioning before and after the treatment.

Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have liver or kidney problems. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy.

Uses of Tykerb Tablet

Side effects of Tykerb Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Tykerb

  • Abdominal pain
  • Back pain
  • Breathing problems
  • Constipation
  • Cough
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Hot flashes
  • Increased bilirubin in the blood
  • 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 to use Tykerb Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Tykerb 250mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Tykerb Tablet works

Tykerb 250mg Tablet 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Tykerb 250mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Tykerb 250mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

UNSAFE
Tykerb 250mg Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Tykerb 250mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.

Kidney

CAUTION
Tykerb 250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Tykerb 250mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Tykerb 250mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate kidney disease.

Liver

CAUTION
Tykerb 250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Tykerb 250mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of this medicine in patients with the severe liver disease.