Alimta - Side effects, mouth sores & treatment

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Alimta - Side effects, mouth sores & treatment

by Serenitymine on Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:00 AM

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Hi.  Mom has stage 4 lung cancer.  The first round of chemo didn't do much.  As a second round chemo drug, doctor wants to try alimta.  She is taking folic acid and B12 before the chemo, but I read that the mouth sores can be pretty bad.  Anyone know anything about this?

The likelihood of getting mouth sores, how long they last, and what can be done to make this more tolerable??

 Chemo is scheduled for Tuesday Jan. 29 so prompt responses and any help is much appreciated.

 

RE: Alimta - Side effects, mouth sores & treatment/suggestons

by mmsurvivor on Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:00 AM

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I do not know much about the drug but 2 thigs to help combat the mouth sores. So to http://coatsaloestore.3dcartstores.com/  purchase a bottle of aloe -comes in several flavours- you rinse the mouth 3 times daily and swallow. This is the #1 natural treatment for those sores.  I had a vocal chord ulcer that would not heal and this was the only thing that controlled it. Even if no sores are present take before each meal.  I also have an aloe vera plant and cut off the leaves and put on the sores.  Hope this helps and no I have nothing to do with the company except I purchase their product,,,,MMS

On 1/25/2008 Serenitymine wrote:

Hi.  Mom has stage 4 lung cancer.  The first round of chemo didn't do much.  As a second round chemo drug, doctor wants to try alimta.  She is taking folic acid and B12 before the chemo, but I read that the mouth sores can be pretty bad.  Anyone know anything about this?

The likelihood of getting mouth sores, how long they last, and what can be done to make this more tolerable??

 Chemo is scheduled for Tuesday Jan. 29 so prompt responses and any help is much appreciated.

 


 

RE: Alimta - Side effects, mouth sores & treatment/suggestons

by Serenitymine on Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:00 AM

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On 1/25/2008 mmsurvivor wrote:

I do not know much about the drug but 2 thigs to help combat the mouth sores. So to http://coatsaloestore.3dcartstores.com/  purchase a bottle of aloe -comes in several flavours- you rinse the mouth 3 times daily and swallow. This is the #1 natural treatment for those sores.  I had a vocal chord ulcer that would not heal and this was the only thing that controlled it. Even if no sores are present take before each meal.  I also have an aloe vera plant and cut off the leaves and put on the sores.  Hope this helps and no I have nothing to do with the company except I purchase their product,,,,MMS

On 1/25/2008 Serenitymine wrote:

Hi.  Mom has stage 4 lung cancer.  The first round of chemo didn't do much.  As a second round chemo drug, doctor wants to try alimta.  She is taking folic acid and B12 before the chemo, but I read that the mouth sores can be pretty bad.  Anyone know anything about this?

The likelihood of getting mouth sores, how long they last, and what can be done to make this more tolerable??

 Chemo is scheduled for Tuesday Jan. 29 so prompt responses and any help is much appreciated.

 


Hi MMS.

Thanks for response.  What gave you mouth sores in the first place?  A specific drug or are they a part of your illness? 

I will check that web site. 

Any other information would be appreciated.

 


 

RE: Alimta - Side effects, mouth sores & treatment/suggestons

by Serenitymine on Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:00 AM

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Please, please, I'm not getting repsonses to this question about mouth sores with alimta.  Someone must know something.

Help Help!

RE: Alimta - Side effects, mouth sores & treatment/suggestons

by HopefulHusband on Mon Jan 28, 2008 12:00 AM

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My wife (36) has been on Alimta and Tarceva for the past 3 months.  She has a rash on her upper body and face, but that is due to the Tarceva.  As for the Alimta, she has had no side effects.  No mouth sores or anything.  In fact our doctor said that by taking the folic acid and getting the B12 shot we are mitigating most of the side effects.  Our doctor indicated that Alimta is pretty well tolerated.  I hope that helps.
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