Tarceva 150mg tablet
Brand: Roche Products India
Use:This drug is used in treatment of chronic hepatitis C infections in adults. How Valpanat works: This drug works by lowering the load of hepatitis C in the body and removing the virus from the blood over a period of time.
Category: Lung Cancer
Molecule: Erlotinib 150mg
Uses: This medicine is used for the treatment of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and Pancreatic cancer.
How Erlotinib works: Erlotinib is known to be a tyrosine kinase inhibitor, and functions by preventing the growth of cancer cells, and destroying them in the process which stops or slow down the growth of cancer cells.
Side Effects: - 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
When not to use: -
Pregnancy: Erlotinib 150 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy. It adversely affects the fetus, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Discuss the benefits and risks with your doctor before taking the medication. Lactation: Erlotinib 150 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Let your doctor know that you are breastfeeding before taking this medication. Kidney: Erlotinib 150 mg is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Not advisable in patients with severe kidney disease. Dosage to be taken as per the doctor’s recommendation. Liver: Erlotinib 150 mg should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor. Dosage to be taken as per the doctor’s recommendation.