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Has anyone taken Osimertinib before?
Hi, I have been on Tagresso since Nov 2018. I have lung cancer stage 4 with brain mets.
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I'm starting today. How is the side effects?
How is the side effect?
Quite minimal. Some rash and increased stool frequency for a few days. But it settles down. The platelet count went down but remained within normal levels. How are you feeling?
Feeling down a bit. Hope this medication works.
This is day #2.
Its worked so far for me. No new mets and lung tumours under control. All the trials show good results. And what a blessing that we have a targeted therapy and do not have to get chemo.
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Not sure if this answers your question at all, but I’ve been taking Crizotinib (Xalkori), also a ‘targeted therapy’ for 3 months with remarkable tumor decrease in my stage 4 lungs. Minimal side effects. Best wishes to you on your new journey.
2on low8 Did you also take tagrisso or just Xalkori?
How long did you take to start seeing results?
Since I started it in Nov 2018 there are no new mets or tumours
@shaila1902– Good morning and welcome to Connect. What amazing results you have seen. Will you be on osimertinib for life?
@2onlow8– What incredible results. Good for you! Are you having infusions at a hospital or at home?
Xalkori is a once daily capsule.
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