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Transcript: Communicating diarrhoea risk

Last updated:6th Jun 2024
Published:6th Jun 2024

Professor Rupert Bartsch

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Well, if we are discussing now specifically neratinib, it's important to discuss with the patients the potential side effects of treatment. I always starts it before at lower doses and do a dose escalation strategy. I tell the patients if diarrhoea comes up, they should use loperamide on demand. So they receive a prescription for loperamide. And once the diarrhoea continues, well then, of course, I would interrupt Neratinib treatment. Patient would come and see me and we would reduce by one dose level, again. And then usually, it works out well.

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