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9 pills a day

by on May 27, 2009

The Tykerb people keep calling.

I always answer but they aren’t authorized to talk with anyone except the patient.  Unless, of course, they have permission.  I understand the reasoning but it’s frustrating nonetheless.

When Satomi get’s around to calling them, as they always request that she do, there is a voicemail or message or something.  So we have to wait for them to call us. 

This whole situation bothers me.  I mean, this was the drug that was going to keep the Mother of my Children alive.  It took almost a week for wifey and Tykerb to speak. 

Their “Education” representative reviewed the semi-complicated mix of Tykerb and Xeloda.  We had already reviewed the paperwork so it wasn’t a surprise…

  • The Tykerb dose is taken on an empty stomach once a day.  According to Tykerb, an “empty stomach” means an hour after or an hour before a meal.  A single dose consists of 5 big ass tablets that Satomi has to swallow individually.  She opts to take them before bed.  The Tykerb is continued daily until the doctor says stop.
  • The Xeloda dose is taken with meals but twice a day-Breakfast and Dinner.  The dose is only 2 pills and they aren’t too big so Satomi can swallow them just fine.  The Xeloda is taken on a two-week-on and one-week-off cycle.

That’s 9 pills a day.

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