• Questions regarding olaparib

    Asked by KChamp on Friday, October 19, 2018

    Questions regarding olaparib

    Does a person take this for the rest of their life?

    2 Answers from the Community

    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      @KChamp,
      Hello, I'm an oncology nurse and you take olaparib until progression or until your MD deems it is safe to stop. Best of luck to you.

      about 1 month ago
    • kalindria's Avatar
      kalindria

      Hey there. I was in a clinical trial for this drug, which is known by the brand name Lynparza. I took it for 7 months until it stopped working for me and my tumors started growing and my CA 125 started climbing again.

      Other than extreme fatigue, a bit of thinning hair, and mild constant nausea, I had no side effects. Your mileage may vary.

      about 1 month ago

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