About TUCAXEN 150mg Tablet
TUCAXEN 150mg Tablet is a medication used in the treatment of certain types of breast cancer. Specifically, it is indicated for the treatment of advanced or metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer. HER2-positive breast cancer is characterized by the overexpression of a protein called human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), which can promote the growth of cancer cells.
TUCAXEN 150mg Tablet is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) that works by targeting and blocking the activity of HER2 and other proteins involved in cell growth and proliferation. By doing so, it can help slow down the progression of HER2-positive breast cancer and improve outcomes for some patients.
The usual recommended dose of TUCAXEN 150mg Tablet is taken orally (by mouth) twice daily, in combination with other medications such as trastuzumab and capecitabine, which are commonly used in the treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer.
Uses Of TUCAXEN 150mg Tablet
- HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer
Benefits Of TUCAXEN 150mg Tablet
In HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer
TUCAXEN 150mg Tablet is primarily used in combination with other medications to treat HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer. It is typically used when the disease has advanced to the point where it has spread to other parts of the body and is no longer responsive to other treatments. TUCAXEN 150mg Tablet is used in combination with trastuzumab and capecitabine.
TUCAXEN 150mg Tablet works as a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI), specifically targeting the HER2 receptor, to block the signals that promote the growth and spread of HER2-positive breast cancer cells. This can help slow down the progression of the disease, improve outcomes, and extend the patient’s survival.
Side Effects Of TUCAXEN 150mg Tablet
TUCAXEN 150mg Tablet may cause various side effects, and the severity and occurrence of these side effects can vary from person to person. It’s essential to discuss potential side effects and the management of these side effects with your healthcare provider before starting this medication.
Common side effects of TUCAXEN
- Hand-Foot Syndrome
- Decreased Appetite
- Elevated Liver Enzymes
- Abdominal Pain
When using TUCAXEN 150mg Tablet as part of your treatment for HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer, it’s important to follow certain precautions to ensure safe and effective use.
Here are some precautions to consider:
- Medical Supervision
- Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
- Liver Function
- Hand-Foot Syndrome
- Medication Interactions
- Kidney Function
- Driving and Operation of Machinery
- Regular Check-Ups