• Just starting Tarceva, at what stage do any of the side effects start to take effect....day wise?

    Asked by caregiverac on Thursday, January 12, 2012

    Just starting Tarceva, at what stage do any of the side effects start to take effect....day wise?

    Trying to determine the timing of the pills, and whether morning or evening has any benefits.

    4 Answers from the Community

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    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      Erlotrnib (brand name Tarceva) is a targeted therapy, like Herceptin. Many people have no side effects from targeted therapies.

      over 2 years ago
    • susie81610's Avatar
      susie81610

      Iam on herceptin and have no side effects at all from it. No effects when getting it through my port every 21 days. Good luck.

      over 2 years ago
    • caregiverac's Avatar
      caregiverac

      So far after 20 days no side effects with Tarceva....but recently had 2nd opinion Diagnosis. Now they think it is not Gall Bladder, but Bile Duct or other unknown source.....We have to make the decision to run further tests as there has always been a 9 cm tumor on the Liver, never had biopsy(always questioned that, no valid response). May have to switch Oncologists OR get initial Oncologist to review.....Any advice?

      about 2 years ago
    • greenebeane's Avatar
      greenebeane

      My husband's side effects started after about a week.

      over 1 year ago

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