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Brand name: Tykerb TM

Active ingredients: lapatinib

What it is used for

Human Epidermal Growth factor receptor 2 positive (HER2+) over expressing advanced or metastatic breast cancer,TYKERB is indicated in combination with:, An aromatase inhibitor for the treatment of post-menopausal women with hormone receptor-positive metastatic breast cancer whose tumours overexpress HER2 (ErbB2) (epidermal growth factor receptor 2) and for whom hormonal therapy is indicated., Capecitabine for the treatment of patients with advanced/metastatic breast cancer whose tumours overexpress HER2 (ErbB2) and whose tumours have progressed after treatment with an anthracycline and a taxane, and who have progressed on prior trastuzumab therapy in the metastatic setting., Paclitaxel for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer whose tumours overexpress HER2 (ErbB2) and for whom trastuzumab is not appropriate (see section 5.1 Pharmacodynamic properties - Clinical trials).

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

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  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

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Visual appearance

Biconvex, oval, yellow, film coated tablets with one side plain and the opposite debossed with GS XJG.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

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