Brand Name: Erlotib Composition: Erlotinib 150 mg Manufactured By: Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd Form: Tablet Packing: Pack of 10 Tablets Country Of Origin: India
WHAT IS ERLOTIB TABLETS?
Erlotib is a targeted therapy. Erlotib is classified as a epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor - protein-tyrosine kinase inhibitor. It works by helping to stop cancer cells from growing.
USES OF ERLOTIB TABLETS:
Erlotib 150 mg Tablet is an anticancer medicine used for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer. It is also used in a combination with gemcitabine to treat pancreatic cancer.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS:
Erlotib can commonly cause a mild rash that is usually not serious. However, you may not be able to tell it apart from a rare rash that could be a sign of a severe allergic reaction. Get medical help right away if you develop any rash.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
COMMON SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE:
Diarrhea, dry skin, muscle/joint pain, mouth sores, unusual eyelash growth, or eyedryness/redness/irritation may occur. Diarrhea can be severe. In some cases, your doctor may prescribe medication to relieve diarrhea. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: signs of kidney problems (such as change in the amount of urine), signs of liver disease (such as nausea/vomiting that doesn't stop, loss of appetite, stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine), signs of dehydration (such as extreme thirst, muscle cramps, dizziness, fainting), redness/swelling around the nails, black stools, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, easy bleeding/bruising, unusual tiredness, eye pain, vision changes.
Before taking erlotinib, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, kidney disease, stomach/intestinal disease (such as ulcers, diverticulosis).
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
This medicine may cause stomach bleeding. Daily use of alcohol while using this medicine may increase your risk for stomach bleeding. Limit alcoholic beverages.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
Some products that may interact with this drug are: "blood thinners" (such as warfarin), drugs that lower stomach acid (such as proton pump inhibitors including omeprazole).
Check all prescription and nonprescription medicine labels carefully since many medications contain pain relievers/fever reducers (aspirin, NSA IDs such as ibuprofen or naproxen) which may increase your risk for stomach bleeding while you are taking erlotinib. However, if your doctor has directed you to take low-dose aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke (usually at dosages of 81-325 milligrams a day), you should keep taking the aspirin unless your doctor instructs you otherwise.