Erlotinib Tablets

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What is Erlotinib?

Erlotinib is used to treat non-small cell lung cancer that has spread to nearby tissues or to other parts of the body in patients who have already been treated with at least one other chemotherapy medication and have not gotten better.
Erlotinib is also used in combination with another medication (gemcitabine [Gemzar]) to treat pancreatic cancer that has spread to nearby tissues or to other parts of the body. Erlotinib is in a class of medications called kinase inhibitors.
It works by blocking the action of an abnormal protein that signals cancer cells to multiply. This helps slow or stop the spread of cancer cells.Erlotinib Tablets – Taj Ando Pharmaceuticals, South Africa | Erlotinib is used to treat non-small cell lung cancer that has spread to nearby tissues or to other parts of the body in patients who have already been treated with at least one other chemotherapy medication and have not gotten better.Erlotinib Tablets – Taj Ando Pharmaceuticals, South Africa | Erlotinib is used to treat non-small cell lung cancer that has spread to nearby tissues or to other parts of the body in patients who have already been treated with at least one other chemotherapy medication and have not gotten better.

How to use Erlotinib Tablet?
-Erlotinib comes as a tablet to take by mouth.
-It is usually taken on an empty stomach once a day, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after eating a meal or snack.
-Take erlotinib at around the same time every day.
– Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand.
– Take erlotinib exactly as directed.
-Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
-Your doctor may decrease your dose of erlotinib during your treatment.
– This depends on how well the medication works for you and the side effects you experience.
– Talk to your doctor about how you are feeling during your treatment.
– Continue to take erlotinib even if you feel well.
-Do not stop taking erlotinib without talking to your doctor.

Erlotinib may cause side effects.

  • diarrhea
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • heartburn
  • gas
  • constipation
  • stomach pain
  • mouth sores
  • weight loss
  • extreme tiredness
  • headache
  • bone or muscle pain
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • numbness, burning, or tingling of the hands or feet
  • swelling of the arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • darkening of skin
  • hair loss
  • changes in the appearance of the hair and nails

Some side effects can be serious.

  • rash (may look like acne and may affect the skin on the face, upper chest, or back)
  • blistering, peeling, dry, or cracked skin
  • itching, tenderness, or burning of the skin
  • shortness of breath
  • cough
  • fever or chills
  • growth of eyelashes on the inside of the eyelid
  • dry, red, painful, or irritated eyes
  • blurred vision
  • chest pain or pressure
  • pain in the arms, neck, or upper back
  • rapid, irregular, or pounding heartbeat
  • slow or difficult speech
  • dizziness or faintness
  • weakness or numbness of an arm or leg
  • unusual bruising or bleeding
  • black and tarry or bloody stools
  • vomit that is bloody or looks like coffee grounds
  • sunken eyes
  • dry mouth
  • decreased urination
  • dark urine
  • pale or yellow skin
  • redness, warmth, pain, tenderness, or swelling in one leg