Has anyone taken the targeted therapy osimertinib (Tagrisso)?

Posted by nursed2075 @nursed2075, Mar 27, 2020

Hi, I have been on Tagresso since Nov 2018. I have lung cancer stage 4 with brain mets.

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@shaila1902

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?

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How is the side effect?

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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?

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Feeling down a bit. Hope this medication works.

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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.

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@2onlow8

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.

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2on low8 Did you also take tagrisso or just Xalkori?

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@shaila1902

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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How long did you take to start seeing results?

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@nursed2075

2on low8 Did you also take tagrisso or just Xalkori?

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Only Xalkori

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@nursed2075

How long did you take to start seeing results?

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Since I started it in Nov 2018 there are no new mets or tumours

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