Tukysa Tucatinib Tablets
Brand Name: Tukysa
Active Ingredient: Tucatinib Tablets
Manufactured by: Seattle Genetics
Strength: 50mg & 150mg
Packing: Pack of 60 Tablets
Country of Origin: USA
What is Tukysa (Tucatinib) Tablets For:
Tukysa (tucatinib) is a prescription medicine used to treat breast cancer that has spread to areas near the breast (locally advanced) or metastatic (has spread to other parts of the body, including the brain) and when it is HER2-positive.
Uses of Tukysa Tablets:
It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells. This medication is used to treat breast cancer. Tucatinib belongs to a class of drugs known as kinase inhibitors. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of cancer cells.
Side-Effects of Tukysa Tucatinib Tablets:
The most common side effects of Tukysa are:
- hand-foot syndrome
- liver problems
- mouth sores
- decreased appetite
- abdominal pain
Tukysa Tablets also may cause more serious side effects, including:
Severe diarrhea, which can cause dehydration, low blood pressure, and severe kidney problems. Tell your doctor about any diarrhea you have so it can be treated right away.
Liver problems, including elevated liver enzymes. Your doctor will check your liver function before you start taking Tukysa and every 3 weeks while you’re taking the medicine. Tell your doctor right away if you have yellowing of the skin or eyes, dark or brown urine, or bleed or bruise more easily than normal.
How long does it take to work?
Tukysa starts working on your cancer cells as soon as you’ve taken your first dose of the drug. However, you may not notice Tukysa working inside your body. This is because the drug doesn’t treat symptoms of breast cancer. It helps to stop cancer from getting worse.
Your doctor will order certain tests during your Tukysa treatment to check to see how well the drug is working for you. If you have questions about the tests you’ll need to have during treatment, talk with your doctor.
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