• Nexlynx

    Asked by Sharil on Monday, July 15, 2019

    Nexlynx

    Anyone have information about or experienced this medication?

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Are you sure about the spelling of that? I can't find any information on a drug by that name at all.

      about 1 month ago
    • Sharil's Avatar
      Sharil

      Sorry it’s Nerlynx

      about 1 month ago
    • Sharil's Avatar
      Sharil

      Does anyone have any experience with a medication named Nerlynx

      about 1 month ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Here you go...

      Neratinib

      (neh-RA-tih-nib)

      Brand Name: Nerlynx®

      Neratinib is the generic name for the trade name drug Nerlynx®. In some cases, health care professionals may use the trade name Nerlynx® when referring to the generic drug neratinib.

      Drug Type:

      Neratinib is an anti-cancer ("antineoplastic") chemotherapy drug. Neratinib is classified as a "Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor." (For more information, see the "How Neratinib Works" section below).

      What Neratinib Is Used For
      Breast Cancer
      Note: If a drug has been approved for one use, physicians may elect to use this same drug for other problems if they believe it may be helpful.

      How Neratinib Is Given
      Neratinib tablets come in one strength, 40 mg.
      Taken as a pull by mouth.
      Take prescribed dose once daily by mouth with food.
      Take at approximately the same time each day.
      If you miss a dose of neratinib, resume therapy with the next scheduled daily dose; do not replace the missed dose.
      Do not crush, chew, split, or dissolve tablets.
      Side Effects
      Important things to remember about the side effects of neratinib:

      Most people will not experience all of the side effects listed for neratinib.
      Neratinib side effects are often predictable in terms of their onset, duration, and severity.
      Neratinib side effects will improve after therapy is complete.
      Neratinib side effects may be manageable, there are many options to minimize or prevent the side effects of neratinib.
      There is no relationship between the presence or severity of side effects and the effectiveness of the medication.
      The side effects of neratinib and their severity depend on how much of the drug is given. In other words, high doses may produce more severe side effects.
      The following side effects are common (occurring in greater than 30%) of patients taking neratinib:

      Diarrhea
      Nausea and Vomiting
      Stomach pain
      These side effects are less common side effects (occurring in about 10-29%) of patients taking neratinib:

      Fatigue
      Poor appetite
      Skin rash
      Muscle spasms
      Pain or sores inside the mouth

      about 1 month ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Thanks Carm, you have helpful info again as always.

      about 1 month ago
    • Sharil's Avatar
      Sharil

      Thank You so much. You have been so helpful. I have more to think about.

      about 1 month ago

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