Brand Name: Tykerb 250mg Tablets
Contents: Lapatinib
Form: Tablets
Strength: 250mg
Manufactured By: Glaxo SmithKline
Packing: 70 Tablets pack

Tykerb 250mg ( Lapatinib ) Tablets is a cancer medication. It is used together with another medicine called capecitabine (Xeloda) or letrozole (Femara) to treat a certain type of advanced breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. It is often given after other cancer medications have been tried without successful treatment of symptoms.

Possible Side Effects of Tykerb 250mg ( Lapatinib ) Tablets

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using lapatinib and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
• Fast or pounding heartbeats;
• Extreme dizziness or tired feeling;
• Feeling like you might pass out;
• Severe diarrhea;
• Dry cough, feeling short of breath;
• White patches or sores inside your mouth or on your lips;
• Nosebleeds; or
• Nausea, pain in your upper stomach, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Less serious side effects may include:

• Mild diarrhea, upset stomach;
• Pain or redness on the palms of your hands or the soles of your feet;
• Dry skin, mild rash;
• Unusual hair loss;
• Problems with your fingernails or toenails.

Before you take Tykerb 250mg ( Lapatinib ) Tablets, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, liver disease, an electrolyte imbalance (low potassium or magnesium), or a personal or family history of Long QT syndrome. To make sure you can safely take Tykerb 250mg ( Lapatinib ) Tablets, your heart function will need to be checked before you start treatment. Your liver function will need to be checked every 4 to 6 weeks during treatment. Take Tykerb 250mg ( Lapatinib ) Tablets on an empty stomach. Take Tykerb 250mg ( Lapatinib ) Tablets for the entire length of time prescribed by your doctor.