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Erlotib 150 mg Tablet


Overview

Erlotib Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Abdominal pain
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Infection
  • Bone pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
  • Rash

How to use Erlotib Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Erlotib 150 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Erlotib Tablet works

Erlotib 150 mg Tablet is an anti-cancer medication. It works by blocking the action of the abnormal protein that signals cancer cells to multiply. This helps to stop or slow the spread of cancer cells.

Erlotib Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Erlotib 150 mg 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Erlotib 150 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
It is not known whether Erlotib 150 mg Tablet alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
SAFE
Erlotib 150 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Erlotib 150 mg Tablet is recommended.
Use of this medicine is not advised in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Erlotib 150 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Erlotib 150 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Erlotib 150 mg Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Erlotib Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Erlotib 150 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • Erlotib 150 mg Tablet helps treat non-small cell lung cancer that is locally advanced, or has spread to other areas of the body.
  • Take it with or without food, preferably at the same time each day.
  • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Drink plenty of fluids and inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
  • Use a reliable contraceptive method to prevent pregnancy while you are taking this medicine and for a month after you stop taking it.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop ulceration in your mouth, changes in your vision or if you experience a worsening cough, shortness of breath, or breathing difficulties while taking this medicine.
  • Your doctor may want you to have regular blood tests to monitor your liver function while you are having treatment with this medicine.
  • Do not take this medicine if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

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FAQs

Q. Is Erlotib FDA approved?

Yes, Erlotib is approved by FDA

Q. How long does Erlotib work?

A single dose of Erlotib works for around 36 hours.

Q. Is Erlotib cytotoxic, chemotherapeutic drug, biologic or monoclonal antibody?

Erlotib is not a cytotoxic, chemotherapy drug, or monoclonal antibody. Erlotib is a biologic tyrosine kinase inhibitor

Q. Does Erlotib cause neutropenia?

Yes, Erlotib can cause neutropenia

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