how to talk with your healthcare team about nerlynx

Talk openly with your doctor or nurse. It’s okay to speak up and say you don’t understand something. Ask the questions you may even feel uncomfortable bringing up. You and your healthcare team are partners when it comes to your health. That means communication is key.

What to ask to get the information you need

  • I want to make sure I take NERLYNX correctly. How should I take it?
  • What side effects should I expect and how do I manage the common ones?
  • How can I minimize any diarrhea I may experience?
  • What should I do if a side effect worsens or starts to concern me?

Always keep your healthcare team in the loop with how you’re feeling and what you’re thinking. Tell your team what’s going on, the conversation doesn’t have to just be questions.

Things like writing down and sharing any side effects you experience or anything that’s bothering you can be great topics of conversation.

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See a list of commonly asked questions and answers about NERLYNX.



What is the most important information I should know about NERLYNX (ner links)?

NERLYNX® (neratinib) may cause serious side effects, including:

Your healthcare provider may change your dose of NERLYNX, temporarily stop or completely stop NERLYNX if needed to manage your diarrhea.

See "What are the possible side effects of NERLYNX?" for more information about side effects.

What is NERLYNX?

NERLYNX is a prescription medicine used to treat adults who have early-stage breast cancer, which:

It is not known if NERLYNX is safe and effective in children.

Before taking NERLYNX, tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take medicines used to decrease stomach acid, called proton pump inhibitors or PPIs. You should avoid taking these medicines during treatment with NERLYNX.

What are the possible side effects of NERLYNX?

NERLYNX may cause serious side effects, including:
See "What is the most important information I should know about NERLYNX?"

Common side effects of NERLYNX include:

These are not all the possible side effects of NERLYNX.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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