August 19, 2023

What If Lonsurf Doesn't Work?

If lonsurf doesn't work, there are other options.

In a clinical study, Lonsurf plus bevacizumab (brand name Avastin) helped patients with metastatic colorectal cancer who had not responded to previous treatments. The combination extended survival by 39% compared to Lonsurf alone.

Lonsurf is a combination of trifluridine and tipiracil, an oral medication that has been used to treat certain types of cancer. It works by blocking a certain enzyme in your body that helps your cancer cells grow.

The drug is a type of chemotherapy, so it will cause side effects like vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and fatigue. It also can cause low white blood cell counts, which makes you more likely to have a serious infection or to die. Your doctor will monitor your blood counts while you are taking this medication.

It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions exactly when you are taking lonsurf. You should not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor. This will help ensure that your treatment is effective and will not harm you.

If your insurance doesn't cover this medication, you may be able to get it through a free or reduced-cost Medicare prescription drug plan. You can find out more about these options by clicking on a tab below.


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