Tykerb 250mg Tablet is used in the treatment of breast cancer. It shows its working by stopping or slowing down the growth of cancer cells. It is either used alone or in combination with some other medicine to cure advanced stage of breast cancer.
Tykerb 250mg Tablet should be taken on an empty stomach or should be taken one hour before or 2 hour after meal. You should continue to take it as long as your doctor advises it. The duration of treatment varies according to your need and response to treatment. You should take it exactly as your doctor has advised. Taking it in the wrong way or taking too much can cause very serious side effects. It may take several weeks or months for you to see or feel the benefits but do not stop taking it unless your doctor tells you to.
The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, headache, back pain, and breathing difficulty. It may cause severe diarrhea, drink plenty of fluids or consult with your doctor if it bothers you. You may be asked for regular monitoring of blood pressure while taking this medicine, inform your doctor if you notice severe headache, confusion, problems with your eyesight, nausea or vomiting. It might cause serious skin reaction, inform your doctor if you notice rash, red skin, blistering of the lips, eyes or mouth, skin peeling. You may be also checked for liver functioning before and after the treatment.
Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have liver or kidney problems. Many other medicines can affect, or be affected by, this medicine so let your healthcare team know all medications you are using. This medicine is not recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. The use of effective contraception by both males and females during treatment is important to avoid pregnancy