Tykerb Oral Tablet 250Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Tykerb: Oral tablet (250mg)

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What is this Medicine?

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In-Depth Information

Tykerb 250mg Tablet

NDC: 001730752
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved





Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Breast Cancer

Storage Information
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Tykerb 250mg Tablet

Reported Side Effects for Tykerb 250mg Tablet

Upset Stomach Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Onycholysis Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
<6.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Dry Skin Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Hair Loss Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Anemia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Nose Bleed Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
High Bilirubin Level Incidence:
<4.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Low White Blood Cells Incidence:
<4.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Rash Incidence:
1.0-2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
10.0-14.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Hand And Foot Syndrome Incidence:
12.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Mouth Ulcers Incidence:
14.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Tykerb 250mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Severe Lifestyle Interaction
Food and Tykerb 250mg Tablet(Lapatinib)
Food and Lapatinib(Lapatinib)
Take Lapatinib either 1 hour before or 1 hour after Food. Taking Lapatinib with Food may increase side effects of Lapatinib. If you accidentally take Lapatinib with Food, immediately tell your doctor about any unusual effects.
Major Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Tykerb 250mg Tablet(Lapatinib)
Grapefruit juice and Lapatinib(Lapatinib)
Do not take Lapatinib with grapefruit or grapefruit juice. Taking Lapatinib with grapefruit or grapefruit juice may increase side effects of Lapatinib. If you accidentally take Lapatinib with grapefruit or grapefruit juice, immediately tell your doctor about any unusual effects.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Tykerb 250mg Tablet(Lapatinib)
Marijuana and Lapatinib(Lapatinib)
Lapatinib can theoretically decrease the elimination of Marijuana, Medical from the body. Side effects from Marijuana, Medical may worsen if you take Lapatinib. You may feel drowsy or more tired. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how these drugs affect you. Contact your health care provider immediately if you notice slurred speech, confusion, increases heart rate, or palpitations while taking Marijuana, Medical.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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