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Lapatinib

Also known as Tykerb

Lapatinib (INN), used in the form of lapatinib ditosylate, (USAN) (Tykerb/Tyverb, GSK) is an orally active drug for breast cancer and other solid tumours. It is a dual tyrosine kinase inhibitor which interrupts the HER2/neu and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) pathways. It is used in combination therapy for HER2-positive breast cancer. It is used for the treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic breast cancer whose tumors overexpress HER2 (ErbB2).

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Estimated Total Cost: $3110.78 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed lapatinib to treat breast cancer, metastatic cancer, rabies, and blastomycosis.

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