Some patients have trouble taking chemo pills. More than 40 percent of patients took the wrong number of pills or skipped doses altogether. They noted severe side effects and complicated instructions for some oral prescriptions. Some required patients to take pills several times a day or cycle their doses, taking one pill a day for three weeks, then stopping for a week before starting again. And some patients take two types of pills to treat their cancer or have multiple medications for other chronic conditions. It can be very complicated.
It's cutting-edge treatment, but we don't know enough about it yet, said Barbara Given, associate dean for research in the College of Nursing.
“Have you taken them, DO COMMENT and pass on your thoughts?”