What is Lapatinib?
Lapatinib 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 breast cancer.
How Lapatinib is used?
Lapatinib should be taken on an empty stomach, or should be taken one hour before or 2 hours after the meal. You should continue to take it as long as your doctor advises it. The duration of treatment varies according to your needs 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.
Common side effects of This Tablet:
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 and inform your doctor if you notice a severe headache, confusion, problems with your eyesight, nausea or vomiting. It might cause a serious skin reaction, inform your doctor if you notice rash, red skin, blistering of the lips, eyes, or mouth, skin peeling. You may also be checked for liver functioning before and after treatment.
Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have liver or kidney problems. Many other medications 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.
Brand Name: Hertab
Manufacturer: Hetero Drugs