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    Condition: Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
    1/24/2018 11:43:28 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I was diagnosed NSCLC Lung Cancer stage 4. My diagnose is EGFR exon 18 so this meds is perfect for my mutation. Even I just take the generic Afatinib from bonhoa.com which the price is only 1/17 of the brand one. I have taken it 7 days. The worst side effect is the SORE mouth. I cannot eat nor swallow any liquid. My Oncologist gives prescribed a meds called " Magic mouthwash

    Condition: Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
    9/21/2017 3:00:26 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I was diagnosed of Stage 4 NSCLC started 40mg after 7 days bad sore mouth

    Condition: Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
    8/22/2017 3:27:10 PM

    Reviewer: lynlyn B, 45-54 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    This is perfect medication for me 40 mg EGFR exon 19 mutation, the diaarhea got this in control, use Bratt's diet. My problem is the sore mouth, I cannot eat and swallow, I have to stop for 3 days. Taking Magic mouthwash and Nystatin to help the issue.

    Condition: Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
    11/18/2016 1:02:01 PM

    Reviewer: Kara1, 25-34 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    I've only been taking gilotrif for about 3 months. Had to take a week long break from the 40 mg because the diarrhea was so severe. While on that break, we heard about a new IBS drug called Viberzi. Started back with 20 mg and worked back up to the 40 mg while taking Viberzi 2xs a day. This IBS drug totally turned things around for me! I have an appetite again and rarely have any issues with d ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Positive Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
    6/27/2016 9:41:57 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Side effects were mild initially and most have subsided except for one.....diarrhea. It is getting better considering I have been on the medication for 6 months. My dose is 30mg.

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