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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of lapatinib Oral.

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Condition: HER2 Positive Breast Cancer
3/11/2011 11:33:56 AM

Reviewer: spursin, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Due to side effects, this drug had to be reduce several times. I took this study drug daily with weekly Herceptin, plus other IV chemo drugs A C E. With the combination of all drugs it reduced the size of mass to the point mass was not seen on MRI in three months.

Condition: HER2 Positive Breast Cancer
11/2/2010 11:28:34 PM

Reviewer: KATRINA, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I EXPERIENCED DAILY DIARREAH FROM THIS MEDICATION.. IT WAS GIVEN AS A PART OF A CLINICAL TRIAL FOR HER2+ NODE POSITIVE WOMEN, i WAS STAGE 3. LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING IF IT PROLONGS ANY RECURRANCE

Condition: HER2 Positive Breast Cancer
4/9/2010 10:23:57 AM

Reviewer: qpc5y2, 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
It was consumed together with Capacitabine. First course of Lapatinib 4 weeks and Capacitabine 3 weeks worked well giving tremendous relief to pain and visible reduction in ailment. However, when it started for the second course, sudden sprout of bubbles all over the body especially on both hands and feet along with edema on hands made the doctor to stop it.

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