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Generic of Tykerb

What is Lapatinib used for?

Lapatinib is used to treat a certain type of breast cancer (HER2-positive). It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.


Lapatinib Ditosylate


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Lapatinib Frequently Asked Questions

Rarely, people taking lapatinib have developed serious (possibly fatal) liver problems. Your doctor will perform liver function tests before and during treatment to monitor for this side effect. Keep all medical/lab appointments. Tell your doctor right away if you develop symptoms of liver disease such as nausea that doesn't stop, stomach/abdominal pain, dark urine, or yellowing eyes/skin. Do not restart this medication if you have previously stopped taking it due to liver problems.

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Lapatinib Dosage and Form Information

250 Mg

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