User Reviews for Nerlynx to treat Breast Cancer, Adjuvant
Nerlynx has an average rating of 4.9 out of 10 from a total of 7 ratings for the treatment of Breast Cancer, Adjuvant. 29% of those users who reviewed Nerlynx reported a positive effect, while 43% reported a negative effect.
“I am 9 months into Nerlynx and it is very uneventful just as Herceptin and Prejeta infusions were. I am able to work, exercise daily and do everything that I love. I get diarrhea 0-2 times per month and it doesn't interfere with my life. I was also put into menopause and take Anastrozole with no issues. I would recommend trying it and giving it a chance. If it is not for you, you can stop. I wanted to do everything to reduce my recurrence rate and protect my brain.”
“I started this medicine 3 months ago and have had uncontrollable diarrhea. It starts about an hour after I take it. Anywhere from 10-12 bouts. I have also soiled myself about 10 times in my sleep. I'm on Colestipol, Lomotil and Immodium. They have even backed me down from 6 to 4 pills with no relief. I'm done with this medicine. I have no quality of life.”
“I took my first dose of Nerlynx today about 3 hours ago and am terrified as I read more and more about the horrors of this drug. My stomach is cramping but no bathroom yet. My onc has me taking 2 loperamides at a time three times per day. He is starting me off at 1, 40 mg tablet per day for the first week and is easing me into the full dose very slowly so maybe I will be okay? What is the dosing everyone is taking and are there any good stories out there from people able to complete the year protocol?”
Frequently asked questions
- Can you drink alcohol with Nerlynx?
- Does Nerlynx cause hair loss?
- When does diarrhea start when taking Nerlynx?
- How long do you take Nerlynx for?
- Is Nerlynx (neratinib) a chemo drug?
“I'm coming up on the end of my 2nd month of Nerlynx. I am taking Lomotil 2 pills, 3 times daily Colestipol twice a day and Immodium up to 8 pills in 24 hours. I am still having up to 12 bouts of diarrhea a day. This is ridiculous that it's affecting my quality of life so much. I've even soiled myself twice in my sleep. I didn't have this much trouble while on chemotherapy. I'm not sure the possible 3% help is worth it.”
“My oncolgist put me on nerlynx. I was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in 2017. I had a reucurrance in july 218 when I found a huge lump on my neck. I started iv infusions with kadcyla every 3 weeks. The cancer went to my brain. I was disappointed to find out after the fact that kadcyla does not permeate to the brain! My oncologist was adament that I start nerlynx. He started me on 3 daily. I took it for one day.... Severe diarrhea, stomach pain, dizzy, fatigue, crying, angry.... I will never take this drug again! Let alone it causes severe liver damage and heart damage! I will continue cyberknife radiation.”
“Was determined to continue with Nerlynx despite severe diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and total loss of appetite. Most side effects stopped at the three month mark thankfully. Lost 10kg in that three months (needed to lose weight).”
“Start In August 2018 at first don't have diarrhea but after 2 wks the diarrhea started 6 or 7 hrs after a dose. My dr prescribed loperamide and colestipol but the diarrhea still continues and my stomach aches and I have no appetite. After 4 weeks I see my oncologist take my BW and call me next day to stop treatment my liver was inflamed, I was not dehydrated cause I drink a lot fluids. I lost 3 lbs. I don't sleep during the night for the running to the bathroom all the time now. For some patients it is good but for me it is not. I choose quality of life now. I had chemo radiation and I know this therapy is for one year but I don't want damage my liver”
“The jury is still out for me on this new adjuvant treatment. I finished Herceptin and Perjeta on June 28th and started Nerlynx July 7. The first 24 hours were manageable with diarrhea but we’ve been off to the races since then. 12-15 times a day in the restroom. I’m taking the prescription strength Imodium per the directions but I see many here take it every two hours. I’m calling the oncologist today to ask if I can take it that frequently because if not, I will have to stop taking Nerlynx. It is disrupting my life and the nausea and belching aren’t helping either.”
“(2/11/18 Sunday), I'm still on the 2 every 2 hours and becoming more ecstatically distant from the bosses place. With an average of 4-6 times blessing my presences of the thinking room(bathroom) -in 2-3days I will try to cut back on the Loperamide to,two capsules every 4hrs.In my opinion: Chemo, radiation and surgery on your breast are hard.The diarrhea can be managed.Just don't do like me and not want to bother the oncologist on the weekend.I got lucky and wasn't dehydrated.Make sure to seek help if you are frequenting the stink room more than your doctor says.Good luck!I will continue and finish the many base coats of polish called breast cancer until I finish with my high shine gel top coat,to lock it up and continue defying life while being pretty.☆”
“☆♡PART 2 neratinib review♡☆ -(1/30/18 Tuesday) Finally made it to the Oncologist office with a more than sanitary gas station bathroom stop. My husband had to check me in as I run to the closest bathroom. After 2-3 varying knocks start. I had the receptionist escort me to a hidden one. The nurse had to ask me questions through the door. I was ok enough to have blood drown. The doctor was concerned about dehydration. I spent about 1 1/2 hours in the bathroom after about 10 minutes, I would get a break for about 7-9 minutes. - We were all in shock as I wasn't dehydrated! A lil malnutrition and almost 3 pound weight loss. -My oncologist started a new schedule of Loperamide. 2 capsules every 2 hours. -the first day was a little improvement. About 18 visit to what I started to call home (bathroom) (1/31/18 Wednesday) -(Thursday 2/1/18) Finally some relief. Down to about 12 a day with the new schedule of Loperamide. Still not comfortable leaving the house.”
“I have taken nerlynx (Neratinib) for 1 week. Today, the 7th day, I'm going back to the Imodium every 6 hrs. Within the first 8 hours my stomach was cramping, diarrhea and nauseous. After the 3 day of diarrhea more than 15 times a day, my oncologist increased the Imodium to every 2 hours. I'm still tired but have high hopes in continuing for the full 12 months.”
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