I’m just wondering if anyone can give some experienced advice. My mum has been taking Afatinib for her lung cancer on a 20mg dose. The tablet has been doing its job, however my mums eyes have been very sore, should already suffers with dry eyes.
My question is how she should be handling rest periods ie coming off the tablet for two weeks letting symptoms clear up and then continuing on the tablet.
Mums consultant is on long term sick, unfortunately the stand in consultants wants my mum to come off this tablet and try another one. I know Afatanib is working and I also know that when mum comes off it the NHS will not allow her to go back to Afatanib. I feel that my mum hasn’t learned to use this tablet correctly yet, but this consultant definitely wants my mum to come off it due to side effects.
Has anyone else come across these issues. Is Afatanib the BEST target therapy tablet out of them all. How do people deal with the periods of coming off the tablet etc.