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LAPATINIB COMMON SIDE EFFECTS :
Back pain; diarrhea; dry skin; fingernail or toenail changes; headache; indigestion; loss of appetite; mild hair loss or thinning; mouth sores; nausea; nosebleed; redness and tingling of the hands and feet; tiredness; trouble sleeping; vomiting.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; dark urine; dizziness or light-headedness; fast or irregular heartbeat; pale stools; persistent loss of appetite; severe or persistent cough; severe or persistent diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or stomach cramping or pain; severe pain, redness, or swelling of the hands or feet; severe tiredness or weakness; shortness of breath; unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual itching; yellowing of the eyes or skin.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
SAFETY INFORMATION (Precautions) for TYKERB LAPATI
WHAT IS TYKERB ?
Tykerb 250mg is a targeted therapy. It is classified as a signal transduction inhibitor - tyrosine kinase inhibitor, inhibitor of EGFR and HER2.
MEDICINE USES :
Lapatinib is used together with another medication (capecitabine) to treat a certain type of breast cancer (HER2-positive) that has not responded to the standard treatment. It may also be used together with another medication (letrozole) to treat HER2-positive breast cancer in women after menopause. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.