Active Ingredient(s): Lapatinib
FDA Approved: * March 13, 2007
Category: Cancer

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Tykerb Overview

Lapatinib (INN), used in the form of lapatinib ditosylate (USAN) (trade names Tykerb and Tyverb) is an orally active drug for breast cancer and other solid tumours.[1] It is a dual tyrosine kinase inhibitor which interrupts the HER2/neu and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) pathways.[2] It is used in combination therapy for HER2-positive breast cancer. It is used for the treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic breast cancer whose tumors overexpr...

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Tykerb=Tyverb Europe liver

Hi, Sorry for my English but as the knowledge of this medicin is more advanced in the United States, I prefer ask my question here. My friend has a secundary breast cancer ( now it went to her liver ) and my question is, if Tykerb is so bad for the liver how come that her doctor prescribed Tykerb ? Any answer to what are her chances ? Many thanks. Martine ## Tykerb is for solid tumours such as breast cancer. During development it was known as a small molecule. Patients who meet specific indication criteria may be prescribed Tykerb as part of combination therapy for breast cancer. Pharmacologically, lapatinib is a dual tyrosine kinase inhibitor that interrupts cancer-causing cellular signals. I am unable to determine your friends reaction or positive treatment to the drug, due to the fac...


Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Tablet: 250mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Tykerb: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0078-0671 Tykerb 250 mg Oral Tablet by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
  • 0173-0752 Tykerb 250 mg Oral Tablet by Glaxosmithkline LLC

Other drugs which contain Lapatinib or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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