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ERLOSTAR TABLET

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Rs.25500for 1 strip(s) (30 tablets each)
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Composition FOR ERLOSTAR NA tablet

Erlotinib(NA)

food interaction for ERLOSTAR tablet

alcohol interaction for ERLOSTAR tablet

pregnancy interaction for ERLOSTAR tablet

lactation interaction for ERLOSTAR tablet

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Erlostar tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Erlostar 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
Erlostar tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION FOR ERLOSTAR NA tablet

Erlotinib(NA)

Erlostar tablet uses

Erlostar tablet is used in the treatment of pancreatic cancer and small cell lung cancer.

How erlostar tablet works

In patients with cancer, a change in DNA (genetic material) triggers a signal which produces abnormal cancer cells. Erlostar tablet blocks this signal, and thus stops the production of these cancer cells.

Common side effects of erlostar tablet

Nausea, Vomiting, Fatigue, Breathing difficulty, Abdominal pain, Edema, Weight loss, Loss of appetite, Anemia, Infection, Bone pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Fever, Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth), Rash

SUBSTITUTES FOR ERLOSTAR tablet

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Expert advice FOR ERLOSTAR tablet

  • 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 ERLOSTAR NA tablet

Erlotinib

Q. Is erlotinib FDA approved?
Yes, erlotinib is approved by FDA
Q. How long does erlotinib work?
A single dose of erlotinib works for around 36 hours.
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
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Q. Does erlotinib cause neutropenia?
Yes, erlotinib can cause neutropenia

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)