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ERLOKEM 100MG TABLET

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Composition for ERLOKEM

Erlotinib(100 mg)

food interaction for ERLOKEM

alcohol interaction for ERLOKEM

pregnancy interaction for ERLOKEM

lactation interaction for ERLOKEM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Erlokem 100mg tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Erlokem 100mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Erlokem 100mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE

SALT INFORMATION for ERLOKEM

Erlotinib(100 mg)

Uses

Erlokem 100mg tablet is used in the treatment of pancreatic cancer and small cell lung cancer.

How it works

Erlokem 100mg tablet belongs to a class of medications called tyrosine kinase inhibitors. It works by preventing the activity of a protein called epidermal growth factor, and thereby stops the growth and spread of cancer cells.

Common side effects

Nausea, Neuropathy, Nail disorder, Rash, Abdominal pain, Abnormal liver function tests, Acne, Change in body weight, Conjunctivitis, Cough, Depression, Diarrhoea, Dry skin, Shortness of breath, Fatigue, Flatulence, Flushing, Inflammation of hair follicles, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Gastrointestinal disturbance, Hair loss, Headache, Indigestion, Infection, Itching, Decreased white blood cell count, Loss of appetite, Respiratory disorder, Feeling of cold, Skin fissures, Stomatitis, Vomiting

SUBSTITUTES for ERLOKEM

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  • ZYCEVA 100MG TABLET
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  • TYROKININ 100MG TABLET
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    Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 633/tablet
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Expert advice for ERLOKEM

  • Erlotinib tablets should be taken either 1 hour before or 2 hours after ingestion of food.
  • Erlotinib is not recommended for children and adolescents under 18 years of age.
  • Stop smoking and use effective contraceptive measures while on erlotinib treatment.
  • Do not start erlotinib if you use contact lenses, have had eye problems (ulcers in front part of eye, dry eyes, inflammation in front part of eye), liver or kidney problems, Gilbert’s syndrome (liver disorder that causes increased bilirubin), intolerance to some sugars, are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Tell your doctor if you suffer from breathing difficulty associated with fever or cough, severe diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, severe blistering or peeling of skin, severe pain in abdomen, acute or increasing pain and redness in eye, blurred vision or sensitivity to light, increased eye watering.

Frequently asked questions for ERLOKEM

Erlotinib

Q.Is erlotinib cytotoxic, chemotherapeutic drug, biologic or monoclonal antibody?
Erlotinib is not a cytotoxic, chemotherapy drug, or monoclonal antibody. Erlotinib is a biologic tyrosine kinase inhibitor

Q.Is erlotinib FDA approved?
Yes, erlotinib is approved by FDA

Q.Does erlotinib cause neutropenia?
Yes, erlotinib can cause neutropenia

Q.How long does erlotinib work?
A single dose of erlotinib works for around 36 hours.

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Content on this page was last updated on 19 September, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)