Erbitux User Reviews

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Erbitux User Reviews

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Comment from: 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: May 26

I came out in a severe rash all over my head and face, it felt like a bad sunburn and someone rubbing it with sandpaper all the time, it was very painfull for about 2 weeks, even the pain meds from my doc did not work

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Comment from: dw, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: November 18

I am am Male diagnosed with phase 2 throat cancer in the tonsils. First few weeks on Erbitux were fine and then the acne kicked in. Doctors prescribed minocyline and it mostly cleared up. But by week 4 my gut was unable to take solid foods (lost 40 lbs during treatment) after treatment my gut was still bad and tests showed H.Pylori so this may have been present all along but early treatment would have made my conditions much less severe (Erbitux targets all mucosal cells). If you have stomach problems do not let your doctor ignore them as a course of Losec would likely have kept the H.Pylori and tender stomach at bay long enough to finish treatment. 4 weeks after Erbitux and radition are finished my gut is just starting to accept solids (after treatment for H.Pylori)though my mouth has taken this long to start to heal from the radiation. Still suffering from extreme dry mouth though this from what I was told before treatment is a result of damage to the salivary glands done by the radiation treament. The surface skin on my neck healed in record time likely due to a mixture of skin lotions and one in particular seemed to work wonders (called Natures Aid). I only wish I healed internally as quick! Going for a follow up CAT scan in 3 weeks so keeping my fingers crossed.

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Comment from: terry, 65-74 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: March 04

the rash is unreal

Comment from: MoLaube, 45-54 on Treatment for less than 1 month Published: May 28

My husband almost died yesterday from a severe allergic reaction only seconds into his first treatment. After a short ambulance ride from the cancer center to the hospital, he was stabilized in ER & is now in intensive care & feeling better. They are concerned that he might have had heart damage & are currently doing a blood test every 6 hours hoping his level will stabilize or decline. Other than his oral cancer, he has been very healthy with no known allergies or other medical problems. Very scary.

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Comment from: on Treatment for less than 1 month Published: December 17

Nearly Killed my mother in law. After 1 treatment she was unable to walk with out assitance,was almost completly unresponsive. She had to be hospitalized for over a week. Please think long and hard about taking this drug. It is not as safe as tylenol as we were told. Its side effects are Not less than you have with tylenol! Do your reaserch as a family and make a well informed decison before taking this drug. Remember the goal is to improve your quailty of life not ruin it!

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Comment from: jaja, 65-74 on Treatment for 1-6 months Published: October 23

had drug with radiation. Rash was inside and outside body. Tough to deal with. 2month post, gray eyebrows started growing dark brown and long/narley. mustache hair increased from barely there. 6month post, still have some rash new yet. headaches and mucous (bad smell).

Comment from: Grandma Finally, 55-64 on Treatment for 6 months - 1 year (Patient) Published: August 10

first 8 infusions caused shadowy area on PET that was needle biopsied cancer to disappear. Three months later PET showed hot spot in a different area, on my tongue, and after 7 infusions, the number value went down but it was still present so am taking more treatments.

Comment from: miparrot, 65-74 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: July 27

I have a stage 4 squamous cell sinus tumor. After 3 tx/s of the Erbitux I could see the tumor shrinking. I've had no problems with this drug.

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Comment from: rgrg, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: August 24

I'm taking for mouth/throat cancer. The bad face acne is clearing after 3 wks with hydrocortizone. Cuticle skin is splitting and getting infected, dry skin is tolerable but extremely dry hands. Messing up my mouth badly. Thank God, tho, no nausea or heart side effects, so i rate this well.


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