LAPATINIB is a Schedule H drug.
Lapatinib is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body. Lapatinib is used to treat a certain type of hormone-related breast cancer that has progressed or spread after treatment with other cancer medicines. In postmenopausal women, lapatinib is given in combination with a hormonal medicine called letrozole. In others, lapatinib is given together with a cancer medicine called capecitabine.


LAPATINIB is generally used to treat: Breast Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Check with your Doctor first

Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Check with your Doctor first

Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe

Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Not Advised for age < 18yrs

Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Studies indicate Risk – Doctor advice is must

Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Check with your Doctor first

How Do I Take It?

LAPATINIB is generally taken After Food.
Route of Administration: Oral


Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver, lung, heart disease, irregular heartbeat, low blood electrolyte levels, bone marrow depression, any allergy, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Monitor liver function, heart function, and complete blood cell counts regularly while taking this medication.

Symptoms of Overdosage

LAPATINIB over-dosage can result in: Difficulty Breathing, Loose Motion, Vomit

Common Side-Effects

LAPATINIB : Labored Breathing, Fainting, Irregular Heartbeat, Loose Motion, Tightness, Fatigue (tiredness), Weakness (generalized)

Serious Side-Effects

LAPATINIB : Fatigue (tiredness), Shortness Of Breath, Ankles Swelling, Irregular Heartbeat, Dizziness, Fainting

Rare Side-Effects

LAPATINIB : Skin Rash, Abdomen Pain, Dark Colored (brown) Urine, Decreased Appetite, Fever, Head Headache, Loss Of Appetite, Nausea, Vomit, Legs Swelling, Eyes Yellow Eyes

Disease Interactions

LAPATINIB can interfere with: Heart Arrhythmias, Dermatitis, Fever, Congestive Heart Disease, Long QT Syndrome, Hypertension, Myocardial Infarction, Thrombocytopenia, Acute Renal Failure

Technical Classification

LAPATINIB is categorized as:

Storage Conditions

Room Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)

Available Alternatives

Common Drugs with LAPATINIB as Ingredient