How Neratinib works?
Neratinib is used along with capecitabine (Xeloda) to treat a certain type of advanced hormone receptor-positive breast cancer or breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body after treatment with at least two other medications.
Common side effects of Neratinib
diarrhea, stomach pain, heartburn, bloating, mouth ulcers, loss of appetite, weight loss, nose bleeding, nail problems or changes, muscle spasms
How should I take Neratinib?
You should take Neratinib exactly as directed by your doctor. It should be started by doctors who have experience in administering cancer medicines. Take it once a day with or without food. Do not drink grapefruit juice or eat grapefruit during your treatment with Neratinib, as the chances of side effects may be more.
What should I do if I forget a dose?
If you miss a dose of Neratinib by less than 12 hours, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it and then take the next dose at the scheduled time. However, if you miss a dose by more than 12 hours, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
In case of emergency/overdose
In case of overdose, call the poison control helpline. If the victim has collapsed, had a seizure, has trouble breathing, or can't be awakened, immediately call a doctor.