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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of erbitux iv.

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29 Total User Reviews

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Condition: Cancer Involving the Head or Neck
11/30/2013 12:42:39 AM

Reviewer: gonolesmom, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Recd Erbitux for the past six months weekly. Also recd paclitaxol and carboplatin. Stopped two weeks ago for a much needed break. And side effects worse. Hair severely thin after one month and very weak with mild face rash etc. Now having cracking around most nail beds on hands only? Ulcers in mouth still bleeding and very painful! Never dreamed stopping ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Cancer Involving the Head or Neck
11/5/2013 12:33:55 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My husband died two weeks ago following a severe allergic reaction which began immediately after the start of his first infusion. Erbitux is known for causing allergic reactions on the first dose, possibly related to a history of tick bites. Read up about this drug before you take it. For those with recurrent or metastatic head and neck cancer the extra time it buys is something on average of 1 ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Cancer Involving the Head or Neck
7/11/2013 12:15:08 PM

Reviewer: P_ump1, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This drug needs more testing.My husband had half a treatment when he started itching then could not breathe was taken by anbulance to hospital kept over night. then send home 2 days later had a stroke belived to have been caused by the reaction to this drug. was in hospital for 6 weeks transfered to rehab 2 days later passed away.Was horrible never was allergic to anything. this drug should be rem ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Cancer Involving the Head or Neck
8/24/2012 12:51:32 PM

Reviewer: rgrg, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I'm taking for mouth/throat cancer. The bad face acne is clearing after 3 wks with hydrocortizone. Cuticle skin is splitting and getting infected, dry skin is tolerable but extremely dry hands. Messing up my mouth badly. Thank God, tho, no nausea or heart side effects, so i rate this well.

Condition: Cancer Involving the Head or Neck
5/28/2011 2:25:47 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My husband almost died yesterday from a severe allergic reaction only seconds into his first treatment. After a short ambulance ride from the cancer center to the hospital, he was stabilized in ER & is now in intensive care & feeling better. They are concerned that he might have had heart damage & are currently doing a blood test every 6 hours hoping his level will stabilize or decli ... Show Full Comment

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