Erlocip 100mg (Tarceva)

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Erlotinib

    Pack SizePrice
    $143.00
Erlocip 100mg $143.0000New
US Brand Name Tarceva
Strength 100mg
Generic Name Erlotinib
Manufacturer Cipla, India
Pharmaceutical Form Tablet/s

Description

Erlocip 100mg

Erlocip is an anti cancer that is used to stop the cancer from spreading and is usually prescribed in case of lung cancer.

 

How it works?

This medicine controls the activity of abnormal protein and this brings down the growth of cancer cells. Regular intake of this medicine restricts the growth of cancer cells.

 

Important information about Medicine

Erloninib is a first line medicine used for treating metastatic non-small cell lung cancer. It is used in advanced stage of cancer to prevent it from spreading to other body parts. This medicine is also used for creating pancreatic cancer. This medicine is given to the patients who have not succeeded with at least one chemotherapy session.

 

Dosage information

This anti cancer drug needs to be taken daily with a glass of water. However, the doctor would decide on the dosage looking at the line of treatment. The medicine needs to be taken 1 to 2 hours after taking a meal, it would be better to consult ones doctor from appropriate dosage and instructions.

 

Strengths available

Erlocip is available in two strengths 100mg and 150mg.

 

What if you miss a dose?

Not even a single dose of Erlocip is to be missed, in case, one misses the dose the doctor needs to be consulted for advice.

 

What if you overdose?

Patients are strictly instructed to follow instructions provided by the doctor regarding the dosage. Do not make any alterations in the dosage and in case you overdose, visit a nearby hospital with your complete medical details.

 

Things to be taken care of

Erlocip cannot be taken without a prescription as it might prove fatal. Intake of grapes and grape juice is prohibited with this medicine as this might trigger up the blood levels of the drug. Intake of erlocip during pregnancy has shown risk to fetus, thus pregnant women need to consult their cancer specialist before taking this medicine. This medicine is not to be used by the ones trying to conceive and the ones breast feeding their child as it might harm the baby.

 

Side Effects

If any of these symptoms occur, inform your doctor immediately as he or she might think of an alternative:

  • Loss of body weight
  • Tiredness
  • Reduced appetite
  • Acne
  • Hair loss
  • Dyspnea
  • Pruritus
  • Keratoconjunctivitis sicca


Interaction with other drugs

The chemicals present in this anti cancer drugs might show interaction with telithromycin, ritonavir, carbamazepine, indinavir, voriconazole , rifampin, phenobarbital, saquinavir, ketoconazole, nelfinavir, and itraconazole. Do not take this medicine for at least few hours if you take taken any other drug or an antacid as the interactions might bring down the absorption of drug in the body.


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