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

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Condition: Cancer Involving the Head or Neck
12/17/2010 12:58:34 AM

Reviewer: Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Nearly Killed my mother in law. After 1 treatment she was unable to walk with out assitance,was almost completly unresponsive. She had to be hospitalized for over a week. Please think long and hard about taking this drug. It is not as safe as tylenol as we were told. Its side effects are Not less than you have with tylenol! Do your reaserch as a family and make a well informed decison befo ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Cancer Involving the Head or Neck
10/23/2010 3:24:56 PM

Reviewer: jaja, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
had drug with radiation. Rash was inside and outside body. Tough to deal with. 2month post, gray eyebrows started growing dark brown and long/narley. mustache hair increased from barely there. 6month post, still have some rash new yet. headaches and mucous (bad smell).

Condition: Cancer Involving the Head or Neck
2/21/2010 11:10:51 PM

Reviewer: BILLYG, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I HAVE HAD THE SKIN RASH MY DOCTOR GAVE MEDS TO PUT ON MY FACE I HAVE DOING THISERBITX FOR 4 MON. IN MARCH I WILL GET ANOTHER PET SCAN I HAD ONE 2MN.S AGO THE DOCTOR COULD NOT BELIVE WHAT WAS SEEIN. SO HE WANTED TO TALK TO MY ENT.IT LOOKS LIKE IT BROK IN 2 PEICES AN GOT SMALLER I HAD CANCER I HAD VOCL CORD CANCER THROAT CANCER HAVE BEEN TO THE FOOT DOCTOR HAD THEM CUT OPEN TO LET THE INFCTION O ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Cancer Involving the Head or Neck
11/18/2009 2:05:19 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I am am Male diagnosed with phase 2 throat cancer in the tonsils. First few weeks on Erbitux were fine and then the acne kicked in. Doctors prescribed minocyline and it mostly cleared up. But by week 4 my gut was unable to take solid foods (lost 40 lbs during treatment) after treatment my gut was still bad and tests showed H.Pylori so this may have been present all along but early treatment would ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Cancer Involving the Head or Neck
8/10/2009 9:19:47 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
first 8 infusions caused shadowy area on PET that was needle biopsied cancer to disappear. Three months later PET showed hot spot in a different area, on my tongue, and after 7 infusions, the number value went down but it was still present so am taking more treatments.

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