Hi, my husband has been on Xalkori for 3 years with success for ALK+ NSCLC. He just recently (within the last week) developed an acne like rash all over his back and parts of his chest. It is very similar to a Tarceva or Herbitux looking rash. He also started Ultram for a bad knee in anticipation of surgery. I have read that patients can develop rash with prolonged Ultram use or abuse, but he only took it regularly (one or two a day) for about a one to two week period. We have stopped the Ultram and the rash does not appear to be worse and are seeing our primary today. Just wondering if anyone has seen this with xalkori and if it is a concern for dose adjustment. We of course do not want to hold or decrease his dose! The rash does not itch, burn or hurt. Thanks for any help.
Mon, 09/29/2014 - 07:41#1
Xalkori and acne like rash - 1266165