Content Details
Written By
MMST, MBBS
Reviewed By
MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
Last updated on:
25 Jul 2019 | 04:18 PM (IST)
Want to know more?
Read Our Editorial Policy
Have issue with the content?
Report Problem

Krypton Erlotinib 150 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Introduction of Krypton Tablet

Krypton Erlotinib 150 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer and pancreatic cancer.

Krypton Erlotinib 150 mg Tablet should be taken in a dose as recommended by the doctor. You should continue to take it as long as your doctor advises for it. The duration of treatment varies according to your need and response to treatment. Your doctor may advice for regular monitoring of liver function while your taking this medicine. It is advisable to avoid smoking while taking Krypton Erlotinib 150 mg Tablet as it makes the medicine ineffective and requires dose adjustment. Women who are undergoing treatment should use effective contraception method. It is important to avoid pregnancy during the treatment and for a month after completing the course of medicine. This medicine may make your skin more sensitive to sun, so it is better to use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Diarrhea may occur as its side effect, so drink plenty of fluids. But, you must inform doctor if it does not stop or you find blood in stools. In case you develop ulceration in mouth, changes in your vision, or breathing difficulties than it is better to inform the doctor.

Krypton Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Weight loss
  • Infection
  • Bone pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Stomatitis (Inflammation of the mouth)
  • Rash
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle pain
  • Cough

How to use Krypton 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. Krypton Erlotinib 150 mg Tablet is to be taken empty stomach.

How Krypton Tablet works

Krypton Erlotinib 150 mg Tablet is an anti-cancer medication. Epidermal growth factor receptors (EGFR) are expressed on the lung cancer cell surfaces that modulate their growth. This medicine works by binding the chemical messenger, EGFR, hence, inhibits the cancer signaling pathways mediated by EGFR. This is how it restricts further growth of the cancer cells.

Krypton Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Krypton Erlotinib 150 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Krypton Erlotinib 150 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Krypton Erlotinib 150 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Krypton Erlotinib 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 IF PRESCRIBED
Krypton Erlotinib 150 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Krypton Erlotinib 150 mg Tablet is recommended.
Use of this medicine is not advised in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Krypton Erlotinib 150 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Krypton Erlotinib 150 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Krypton Erlotinib 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 Krypton Tablet?

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

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Krypton Erlotinib 150 mg Tablet
₹400/Tablet
Erlotib 150mg Tablet
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹297.52/Tablet
save 26%
Erleva 150mg Tablet
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹145.2/Tablet
save 64%
Erlotirel 150mg Tablet
Reliance Life Sciences
₹213.33/Tablet
save 47%
Erlotec 150mg Tablet
United Biotech Pvt Ltd
₹850/Tablet
112% costlier
TARCEVA 150MG TABLET
Roche Products India Pvt Ltd
₹4030/Tablet
907% costlier

Expert Advice

  • Krypton Erlotinib 150 mg Tablet helps treat non-small cell lung cancer that is locally advanced, or has spread to other areas of the body.
  • It should be taken 1 hour before or 2 hours after the meal.
  • 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.
  • It makes your skin sensitive towards sunlight. Apply sunscreen or wear protective clothing while going out.
  • It is advisable to avoid smoking while taking this medicine, as it makes the drug ineffective and requires dose adjustment.
  • Do not take it with medication lowering the stomach acid (such as antacids, H2 blockers including ranitidine), as it may affect the working of medicine.
  • 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.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Krypton

arrow
What is the purpose of Chemotherepy given at the time of radiotherapy in ca lung small cell carcinoma
Dr. Vijay Sharnangat
Cancer Specialist
This is given to enhance the therapeutic effect of radiation therapy which is curative for small cell lung cancer.
My mother is pancreatic cancer patientSo give me a best treatment
Dr. Sanjay Singh Rai
Cancer Specialist
She need more testsTumor markers CA 19.9, CEA LEVEL, CA 125 LEVEL
arrow
Do you have any questions related to Krypton Erlotinib 150 mg Tablet?

User Feedback


FAQs

Q. How should Krypton be taken?

Krypton is a pill to be taken by mouth, once a day without food as prescribed by your doctor. It is important that you take Krypton empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 house after meals. It is advisable to take it the same time each day so that you remember when to take it.

Q. Is Krypton a chemotherapy drug?

Krypton is not a conventional chemotherapy medicine. Krypton belongs to a class of medications called kinase inhibitors. It works by blocking the action of an abnormal protein that signals cancer cells to multiply. This in turn helps to slow or stop the spread of cancer cells.

Q. How long can I take Krypton?

You need to take Krypton every day, as long as your doctor prescribes it for you. The duration of treatment may vary from person to person.

Q. Does smoking interfere with Krypton?

Yes, smoking can interfere with the working of Krypton. It can decrease the effectiveness of the medicine to a great extent. Hence, it is advised to stop smoking before you start Krypton. Your doctor will need to adjust the dose of Krypton, if you keep on smoking or there is a change in the pattern of smoking.

Q. What should I do if I get a rash while taking Krypton?

Rash is a common side effect of Krypton but you should not stop taking Krypton because of this. Consult your doctor who will suggest a treatment for it. Also, avoid sun-exposure, use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing.

Q. When can I plan pregnancy, if I am taking Krypton?

Avoid pregnancy while being treated with Krypton. If you are a woman of child-bearing age use effective contraception during treatment. Avoid pregnancy for at least 1 month after taking the last tablet.

Q. Does Krypton affect eyes?

Krypton commonly causes conjunctivitis and dry eyes. If you develop acute or worsening redness and pain in the eye, increased eye-watering, blurred vision and/or sensitivity to light, immediately inform the doctor as you may need urgent treatment.

Q. When should I call my doctor during treatment with Krypton?

Inform the doctor if you experience sudden difficulty in breathing associated with cough or fever, severe or ongoing diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting. Also, consult your doctor if you experience acute or worsening redness and pain in the eye, increased eye-watering, blurred vision and/or sensitivity to light. Let your doctor know in case you are taking a statin (medicine to control cholesterol) along with this medicine and experience unexplained muscle pain, tenderness, weakness, or cramps.

Related Products

Related Lab Tests

Related Ayurvedic Ingredients

Disclaimer: 1mg's sole intention is to ensure that its consumers get information that is expert-reviewed, accurate and trustworthy. However, the information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of a qualified physician. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. This may not cover all possible side effects, drug interactions or warnings or alerts. Please consult your doctor and discuss all your queries related to any disease or medicine. We intend to support, not replace, the doctor-patient relationship.
References
  1. Chabner BA, Barnes J, Neal J, et al. Targeted Therapies: Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors, Monoclonal Antibodies, and Cytokines. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. pp. 1735-36.
  2. Chu E, Sartorelli AC. Cancer Chemotherapy. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. pp. 954-55.
  3. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 489-90.
  4. Erlotinib. Seymour, Indiana: Schwarz Pharma Manufacturing; 2014 [revised May 2010]. [Accessed 23 Jan. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  5. U.S. National Library of Medicine. Erlotinib. [Accessed 26 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  6. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 27 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
Best Price
₹9600
MRP12000  Get 20% OFF
30 tablets in 1 bottle
SOLD OUT

INDIA’S LARGEST HEALTHCARE PLATFORM

150M+
Visitors
25M+
Orders Delivered
1000+
Cities
Get the link to download App
+91
Reliable

All products displayed on 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies. All labs listed on the platform are accredited

Secure

1mg uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 128-bit encryption and is Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant

Affordable

Enjoy 20% off on allopathy medicines, up to 50% off on health products, up to 80% off on lab tests and free doctor consultations

India's only LegitScript and ISO/IEC 27001 certified online healthcare platform
Know More About 1mg
Access medical and health information

1mg provides you with medical information which is curated, written and verified by experts, accurate and trustworthy. Our experts create high-quality content about medicines, diseases, lab investigations, Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products, Ayurvedic herbs/ingredients, and alternative remedies.

Order medicines online

Get free medicine home delivery in over 1000 cities across India. You can also order Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and other Over-The-Counter (OTC) health products. Your safety is our top priority. All products displayed on 1mg are procured from verified and licensed pharmacies.

Book lab tests

Book any lab tests and preventive health packages from certified labs and get tested from the comfort of your home. Enjoy free home sample collection, view reports online and consult a doctor online for free.

Consult a doctor online

Got a health query? Consult doctors online from the comfort of your home for free. Chat privately with our registered medical specialists to connect directly with verified doctors. Your privacy is guaranteed.